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Fox Pest Control’s Chicago Metro Area Wasp Exterminator Service

Wasps can be an alarming pest to have near your home. They could sting you, your family or pets for seemingly no reason and ruin an entire afternoon. When not bothering humans, wasps spend most of their time looking for dead insects and eating flies. This helps to answer the question of “what is the point of wasps” but doesn’t change the fact that you don’t want them in your yard or home. Solitary wasps are less dangerous, but still a nuisance. If you have a wasp problem, call Fox Pest Control for help. Our trained professionals will take care of them before they can cause any harm to you.

If you’re having problems with Bees, Hornets, or Yellowjackets, check out these pages for more info.

Signs of a Wasp Infestation

You might already know you have a wasp infestation but here are a few of the most common signs wasp exterminators look for in Chicago Metro Area.


The first sign people notice are actual wasps flying around the house, yard, or garden. They might hover around flowers, tree blossoms, and gutters.

Visible Nests

Some species of wasps in Chicago Metro Area make nests above ground in trees, hanging in soffits, or on poles. These nests can range in size from a pingpong ball to a basketball, depending on the species.

Hidden Nests

Some wasp species make nests underground, under house siding, or inside soffits. These can be especially difficult to find because the only sign of them is wasps flying in and out of their nests.

Things You Need to Know About Wasps

  • Wasps eat mostly flies and dead insects but will eat almost anything, including meat.
  • They sting multiple times.
  • They have the ability to live alone or in colonies. 
  • Paper wasps, hornets, mud daubers and yellowjackets are all subtypes of wasps. 
  • Stings from any of these wasps will most likely result in a painful red welt but not much more. 
  • In rare cases, individuals who are allergic to wasp venom may experience systemic reactions like anaphylaxis. This severe reaction may include hives, airway constriction, rapid pulse, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you experience anaphylaxis, head to a doctor immediately.

Helpful Wasp Prevention Tips:  

  • Make or purchase Wasp Decoys to hang in areas wasps make nests
  • Limit food access around your yard and cover trash cans.
  • Ensure all door and window screens are in good repair
  • Do not seal entryways as wasps may already be inside walls.

How Do I Get Rid Of Wasps?

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Think you have a wasp problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (331) 642-8744 for a free Chicago Metro Area wasp control quote.

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Wasp Control FAQ

How do I get rid of wasps?

Whether they make a nest on your home, in a tree, or in the ground, wasps are extremely tough. It can become imperative to get rid of wasps, but trying to control wasps yourself can lead to serious stings and allergic reactions. Call Fox Pest Control in Chicago Metro Area today for a free wasp extermination quote and to help make your home safe and comfortable again.

Are wasps dangerous?

Wasp removal may be critical, because while many people have a painful welt after a  sting, others can experience a range of allergic reactions, from large, prolonged swelling in the area around the sting, to systemic reactions like anaphylaxis.

How do I avoid wasps?

If you are certain that you have an allergy to insect stings, be very cautious around wasps. Professional pest control can help with wasp removal and prevention on your property in Chicago Metro Area, reducing the risk of a sting.

What is epinephrine?

Also known as adrenaline, epinephrine is a hormone the body produces that increases blood flow, restores heart rhythm, and opens air passages. Wasp control is important because although many people with allergies to insect stings carry an epinephrine injection, further medical attention would be required in the case of anaphylaxis.

What is anaphylaxis?

Often caused by insect stings, anaphylaxis (or anaphylactic shock) is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can be characterized by obstructed breathing, irregular heart rhythm, massive or irregular swelling, or hives. Anaphylaxis requires immediate emergency medical attention.

Are wasps beneficial to the environment?

In general, wasps eat other insects, including crop-destroying insects that cause problems for gardeners and farmers, which makes them beneficial in the wild. 

Some species of wasps also eat flower nectar and pollen, contributing to pollination. However, no pollinating insects are quite as efficient as native bees. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Chicago Metro Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

What do wasps eat?

Most wasps eat meat, usually other insects. However, there are lots of wasp species that also eat flower nectar and pollen. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Chicago Metro Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Why are wasps aggressive?

Not all species are aggressive, but those that are usually become most agitated during the late summer and fall. During that time, wasp colonies start to deteriorate as the queen finds a place to stay during the winter. When this starts to happen, keep a great Chicago Metro Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Which wasps are more aggressive?

Some wasps will dive-bomb into soda cans, hover over plates, or attack without much provocation. These types of wasps are generally among the various species that eat sugary flower nectar. When this starts to happen, keep a great Chicago Metro Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Do wasps make honey?

Some wasps make a small amount of honey that they regurgitate for their larvae to eat. However, they don’t collect pollen the way honey bees do to make honey. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Chicago Metro Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

Are wasps flower pollinators?

While all wasps eat meat of one kind or another, some types also eat flower nectar and pollen. So, technically they are pollinators, but they aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees. Nevertheless, you should get rid of wasps when they become a nuisance. When this starts to happen, keep a great Chicago Metro Area wasp exterminator in mind, like Fox Pest Control.

What are the differences between wasps, hornets, bumblebees, yellow jackets, and honey bees?

Wasp. This is a general term that describes any flying insect that can sting multiple times, eats meat, and is either solitary or makes colonies.
Hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers are all types of wasps.

Bumblebees have round, fuzzy bodies and stubby wings. They are usually black and yellow. They are closely related to wasps, but they aren’t wasps or bees.

Bees. Of all the thousands of bee species, they all have hairy bodies, short wings, and at least some hairs, though some kinds are fuzzy. They can be black and yellow or completely black.

The most well-known types of bees are honey bees and carpenter bees.

5-Star Pestimonials

Juan was on time and very knowledgeable. He took care of my wasp problem. I highly recommend.

Tina Ashbeck

We have been Fox customers for a bit over a year now, and cannot stress enough how amazing Juan is! We had a major wasp issue upon moving in, and Juan managed to thoroughly fix our problem. His attention to detail and going the extra mile to make customers happy with their service is remarkable and commendable. He truly is a wonderful representation for this company and as long as Juan is at Fox, we will continue to use this company for our pest control needs! Juan came to spot treat our home today while simultaneously training our other technician, Bobby. Bobby is also wonderful, knowledgeable, and kind, and will surely follow in the successful footsteps that Juan is setting him up within as he continues to practice the methods taught to him on the field. Overall, the services offered by Fox are of high quality and affordable. As someone who cant stand spiders and wasps, Fox pest control has been a God-send for us as new home owners. I am also a person who likes to know what is being done to prevent these pests and learning more about what we can do as homeowners to prevent repeat issues, and that benchmark is surely met thanks to Foxs awesome technicians like Bobby and Juan. We look forward to continued business with Fox, Juan and Bobby. (Seriously, if you havent stopped reading this to give Fox a call yet go. Do it. You wont regret it!)

Izabella Gawel

I hired Fox Pest control to help control ants, wasps rodents and other pests at my ranch. The first experience was not the best, and we had a few phone calls back and forth to the point I almost cancelled the service. Today we had our second quarterly visit and I was ready for a fight. The technician that came out today, Juan S, was extremely knowledgeable and patient. He listened to my concerns and issues and after our discussions and his explanations of what the product are and how they work, he did everything in his power to correct issues and resolve my concerns. We discuss the questions I had and is researching them for me to find the best plan that will ensure the pest control is achieved without harming my animals. He has put my biggest fears and concerns to rest. I look forward to working with Juan further as we control our issues. Juan is truly an asset to the Fox Family!!

Wayne Viehweg

They came to our door saying there was "neighborly" deal. This was our first home and pretty upset we were taken advantage of. Still see wasps everywhere, spider webs everywhere and ants everywhere. Didn't even get the spider webs from the front door. Called to cancel their service and was told there is a $150 dollar fee to cancel which we were not told about when they came and blew my mind. Will change my review if they come out and fix the issue but until then would highly not recommend this scam as they have done nothing close to the service they said they would provide.

Ben Dworkin

Juan Salazar is exceptional. He is VERY knowledgeable and great at explaining. He took the time to address my concerns and went out of his way to take care of the vole and wasp problem that I didn't even realize I had until he showed me. Thank goodness for Juan, my family is safer in our backyard. I have been with Fox Pest Control for 3 years and he is the best one that has come out for help. I will always request him by name. He is a valuable asset to the company with a very bright future. Thanks again Juan

Zi Shan

Ive been using Fox Pest Control for over 1 year. I first needed them for a carpenter ant problem. They came out to attend to that and perform the other basics. When the ants moved to a new area, I called them up and they immediately came out to take care of the new nest. I havent seen them again. And the wasps are always finding new areas to put their nest. And Fox again comes to the rescue. The regular visits keep the pests away. And recently Juan S has been my technician. He is extremely professional and easy to talk to. He took care of my issues immediately! Thank you Juan!!

Kathy E

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