Critter Control wasp removal can get rid of wasp nests and wasp problems through effective wasp control and wasp removal solutions. Our experts know how to get rid of wasps and eliminate wasp problems.

Identifying a Wasp

Wasps can be found around homes and property especially during the autumn months of the year. Wasp problems occur because they typically make wasp nests in openings and on exterior furniture and light fixtures. They will also set up residence under light fixtures, deck railings and eaves of homes creating even more wasp problems and wasp damage.

Appearance & Habitat

Though many think wasps are simply another species of bee, that is a common misconception. Wasps are members of the Hymenoptera family of insects and suborder Apocrita, meaning that it is neither a bee nor an ant.  Distinguishable from bees by their pointed lower abdomens, narrow "waist," and lack of body hair.

Wasps, depending on specific species, come in every color imaginable, from yellow to brown, metallic blue, and bright red. Generally, the brighter colored species are amongst the stinging wasp species.

Wasps are often found in several locations around a house and property and can quickly become a buzzing problem if wasp control is not put in place. They make nests underground in locations with openings that provide protection from the elements of weather. It’s important to implement wasp control before they become a huge problem and safety issue. It’s common to find wasps in the fall when opening and closing a pool or cleaning out a garage or shed in the area. 



In the Oakland area, it’s common to find wasps in the attic, in the garage, in the soffit and eaves of a house because these locations are often untouched on a daily basis and provide ample protection from the elements of weather, humans and other animals and insects. It is rare to find a nest in the main living quarters of a house, but you may notice a lone wasp or two enter through an open window, door or unsealed entryway. Once you identify a wasp problem, the next step is to consider how to get rid of this problem before it becomes much worse.


If left uncontrolled, wasps can cause a lot of damage and pose health and safety risks for families and pets. Many people begin swatting and shooing at wasps, but this can irritate wasps and encourage them to sting or hide. When found or uncovered unexpectedly, a wasp may immediately sting. Wasps are capable of continuous stings and can draw in other wasps if they feel endangered. Small children and pets are at risk, so wasp control should be considered at the first sign of a wasp problem.


Control & Removal

Wasp problems are most noticeable during the fall, when wasps are notorious for disrupting outdoor activities, especially when food or drinks are available. One way to implement wasp control is to keep food or drinks covered while outdoors, which will help to get rid of wasps when they are searching for food. It is important to take extra caution when shooing away wasps to prevent stings or other wasp problems. It is best to contact your local Critter Control wasp control specialist to safely provide wasp removal.

The experts at Critter Control of Oakland specialize in safe wasp control and wasp removal solutions. Sometimes it is difficult to implement wasp control, particularly when the wasp nests are concealed or difficult to access. At Critter Control of Oakland, we know the most effective methods for getting rid of wasps, how to get rid of wasp nests, and preventing wasps from building future nests in the same location. In order to protect you and your family from getting stung during wasp removal, it is best to contact the Critter Control of Oakland experts who have the proper gear and wasp control solutions.

If you are experiencing a wasp problem in or around your home, contact the experts at Critter Control of Oakland today at 925.380.2400 or at 925.363.9336 for the industry leading wasp control solutions!

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