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Our extermination company has been providing extermination services since 1972. Whether it’s wasps, bees or hornets, we can help.

Understanding wasps and bees

However, wasps are sometimes confused with bees. Yet they differ in appearance and behavior.

The Wasp:

Wasp exterminator - close-up of a wasp on a wasp nest

Close-up view of a wasp on its nest, highlighting the complex structure and behavior of these insects.

The wasp has a smooth, hairless body. These are covered in yellow and black stripes. In terms of size, it can be comparable to or slightly larger than the bee. Wasps help control pest populations. They live in colonies, but do not form organized colonies. Some types of wasp can pollinate, although this is not their main role. In terms of behavior, the wasp is more aggressive and can sting several times without dying. Its nest takes the shape of an oval balloon and looks like papier-mâché.

There are several types of wasp.

The most common are :

  • Paper wasps (Polistes)
  • Yellowjacket wasps (Vespula)
  • Hornets (Vespa).

The bee:

Bee exterminator - bee with pollen on its underside hovering next to a yellow flower

A bee with pollen on its underside hovers near a yellow flower, illustrating the important role of bees in pollination.

Its hairy body is brown with orange or yellow stripes. It stings only when attacked and dies after stinging. It lives in an organized hive with a queen, workers and drones. Its role is limited to pollinating plants.


The paper wasp is longer and thinner than other types of wasp. Its abdomen is generally narrow and elongated, with brown and yellow or black and yellow markings. It is less aggressive than yellowjackets or hornets.

Its nest resembles an inverted umbrella. It is often found in tree branches, under eaves or other well-sheltered places. The yellowjacket wasp has a stocky body with distinct yellow and black stripes. Its body is smoother and less hairy than that of the bee.

Very aggressive when searching for food (late summer, early autumn) or when threatened, they can sting several times. Attracted to high-protein, sweet foods, they nest in cavities (walls, tree hollows, basements, etc.).

The hornet (Vespa) is larger than other types of wasp (up to 5 cm). Its body is covered with yellow and black markings, its head is large and its thorax rather imposing. Less aggressive than the yellow vests, it does not hesitate to defend its nest. Because of its size, the hornet’s sting is very painful.

Signs of wasp infestation

  • Presence of nest(s) A wasp infestation is mainly identified by the presence of one or more nests. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are made from chewed wood pulp.
  • Constant buzzing if you notice a persistent buzzing-like noise coming from the walls or attic, this may indicate the presence of a wasp nest.
  • Wasp activity around the house An increase in the activity of a large number of wasps in the garden or around the house is an indicator of the presence of a nest in your environment.
  • Dying or dead wasps If you find dying or dead wasps inside your home, it means they’ve found a place to get in.

In general, wasps like to nest under the eaves of houses, in attics, garages and sheds, under terraces and balconies, and in tree branches.

Risks and dangers of wasps

Ignoring a wasp infestation can have serious consequences. Not only for your comfort, but also for your health and safety. That’s why it’s vital to deal with an infestation quickly, right from the start. Wasp stings are not only painful, they can also provoke allergic reactions in more sensitive individuals (humans and animals).

Such a reaction leads to a sharp burning sensation, inflammation and redness in the affected area. An allergy to wasp venom can range from mild (hives, itching) to severe (anaphylaxis, which is potentially fatal). This can trigger severe respiratory difficulties. And don’t forget that some wasps (carpenters) can cause structural damage to your home by digging holes in the wood to make their nests.

Steps in the wasp extermination process

To ensure that this operation is carried out safely and effectively, it’s essential to use a company that specializes in pest extermination. A wasp exterminator has the know-how and experience to remove nests, use specialized products and apply the appropriate solutions.

The extermination process usually proceeds as follows:

  1. Initial inspection
  2. Assessment of risks to humans and animals
  3. Preparation (appropriate protective clothing and specialized equipment)
  4. Choice of products to be used for treatment
  5. Time for observing the effect of treatment.

Why choose us?

Our professional exterminators have the equipment and experience needed to treat a wasp infestation safely.

What’s more, for wasp extermination operations in Montreal…

  • We use techniques and products that guarantee the complete elimination of wasps.
  • We can provide you with recommendations and preventive advice to avoid future infestations.
  • We provide a written guarantee for all services rendered.
  • We are members and hold permits from the following organizations: – Environnement et lutte contre les changements climatiques – permits from the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs du Québec – Association québécoise de la gestion parasitaire (AQGP) – National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

Preventive measures

Certain long-term preventive measures can help prevent future infestations.

For example:

  • seal entry points to your home.
  • manage your garbage properly.
  • store food in such a way that it doesn’t attract pests.

To receive a quick visit from one of our exterminators

To arrange for wasp extermination in Montreal (and surrounding areas), simply provide us with your contact details using the Contact form on our website. You can also call us at (514) 351-8989, Monday to Sunday.

Wasp problem? Don’t hesitate to contact us today! Calling in expert exterminators promptly for wasp extermination will prevent the situation from getting worse and more difficult to deal with.

You can enjoy your home and garden with complete peace of mind.