Bald Face Hornet
Bald Face Hornets can be some of the most aggressive stinging insects in the Puget Sound Region. If they were lacking anything in aggressiveness, they’d make up for it in size… except they have both. Bald Face Hornets are known to have guards that patrol the exterior of the hive, and will quickly warn others when threats approach. These mean meat eating bugs are really best left to the professionals to take care of. Call Tahoma Pest Management for all of your stinging insect problems!
Bald Face Hornet nest Paper Wasp nest Paper Wasp Yellow Jacket nest Yellow Jacket ground nest Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket Wasp

Langstroth beehive Honey Bee swarm Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Stinging Insects Identification

Paper Wasp

These generally passive wasps will sting if provoked, and can be just as unfriendly as the related Yellow Jacket. Their nests are interesting to watch…if you dare to go close enough. Unlike Yellow Jackets, the Paper Wasps build an open style hive, which means you can see most of the goings on inside. Chances are they’ve made a home on the eves or overhangs of your house, maybe even the attic. If wasps are causing you trouble, make sure to give TPM a call, don’t try to take care of it yourself. Paper Wasps can be very good predators of other pest insects, but they can become good predators of you if they are disturbed.

Bald Face Hornet

The friendly Honey Bee. They are generally not a pest, however they can cause issues for which you may need help. During Spring, sometimes as early as February in the Puget Sound region, all the way into Summer, the bees will be in “swarm season.” On nice days, especially after a rain storm, you may find groups of Honey Bees hanging out in a tree, or maybe the side of your roof. Don’t panic, TPM has a solution. In partnership with Craig Family Honey Farms, bees can be removed at little or no cost.
These ferocious hunters are not hornets, in fact they are wasps. It probably won’t matter though when you’ve ran over one of their ground nests with your lawn mower, or they’ve started building one of their trademarked basketball sized nests on the side of your house. These nasty fighters have barb less stingers, and are capable of repeat stinging. Sadly for Honey Bees, they get the undeserved rap for the stings yellow jackets often are the culprits of. Late into Summer and Fall, Yellow Jackets can get particularly aggressive. Most consumer brand pesticide products are ineffective at eliminating these pests, mostly because of their enclosed hive structure. This papery layer is impossible to penetrate without disturbing the inhabitants, and you will probably get stung in the process…a lot. Fortunately Tahoma Pest Management has the tools, and the talent, to keep Yellow Jackets away.
Blue Orchard Mason Bee
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Bald Face Hornet
Bald Face Hornets can be some of the most aggressive stinging insects in the Puget Sound Region. If they were lacking anything in aggressiveness, they’d make up for it in size… except they have both. Bald Face Hornets are known to have guards that patrol the exterior of the hive, and will quickly warn others when threats approach. These mean meat eating bugs are really best left to the professionals to take care of. Call Tahoma Pest Management for all of your stinging insect problems!
Paper Wasp nest Paper Wasp Yellow Jacket nest Yellow Jacket ground nest Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jacket Wasp

Langstroth beehive Honey Bee swarm Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Stinging Insects Identification

These generally passive wasps will sting if provoked, and can be just as unfriendly as the related Yellow Jacket. Their nests are interesting to watch…if you dare to go close enough. Unlike Yellow Jackets, the Paper Wasps build an open style hive, which means you can see most of the goings on inside. Chances are they’ve made a home on the eves or overhangs of your house, maybe even the attic. If wasps are causing you trouble, make sure to give TPM a call, don’t try to take care of it yourself. Paper Wasps can be very good predators of other pest insects, but they can become good predators of you if they are disturbed.
These ferocious hunters are not hornets, in fact they are wasps. It probably won’t matter though when you’ve ran over one of their ground nests with your lawn mower, or they’ve started building one of their trademarked basketball sized nests on the side of your house. These nasty fighters have barb less stingers, and are capable of repeat stinging. Sadly for Honey Bees, they get the undeserved rap for the stings yellow jackets often are the culprits of. Late into Summer and Fall, Yellow Jackets can get particularly aggressive. Most consumer brand pesticide products are ineffective at eliminating these pests, mostly because of their enclosed hive structure. This papery layer is impossible to penetrate without disturbing the inhabitants, and you will probably get stung in the process…a lot. Fortunately Tahoma Pest Management has the tools, and the talent, to keep Yellow Jackets away.
Blue Orchard Mason Bee
Paper Wasp

Bald Face Hornet

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The friendly Honey Bee. They are generally not a pest, however they can cause issues for which you may need help. During Spring, sometimes as early as February in the Puget Sound region, all the way into Summer, the bees will be in “swarm season.” On nice days, especially after a rain storm, you may find groups of Honey Bees hanging out in a tree, or maybe the side of your roof. Don’t panic, TPM has a solution. In partnership with Craig Family Honey Farms, bees can be removed at little or no cost.
Cascadian Olympic Ventures, LLC Tahoma Pest Management 2201 S Tacoma Way #104 Tacoma, Wa 98409-7518
253-878 7150
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