What To Do About a Stinging Insect Pest Infestation

Stinging insects are some of the worst pests to invade your home. Not only do they still have the buzzing wings and spindly legs that we all hate about bugs, but their sting is incredibly painful and can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.


Some of the most common and most threatening stinging insects in the Seattle area are wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets. These stinging insects pose a number of threats to homes and their occupants. Insect pest control services in Seattle should be sought immediately to remove these dangerous pests.

Threat of Stinging Insects


One of the threats of stinging insects are the nests that they build in your home. Wasps and hornets can build nests in any part of your house, including attics and crawl spaces. These nests, if ignored, can grow to be very large and damage the structure of your home. Prompt action to contact insect pest control services can keep the nest from growing too large and endangering your home.


Probably the greatest threat when working with stinging insects is, of course, their stinger. Most people have mild reactions to being stung. Symptoms of a sting usually include redness, swelling, and itching around the injury. Some Seattle homeowners, however, are severely allergic and can experience swelling in their face, lips and throat, wheezing, dizziness, and more. If there are family members or neighbors with severe allergies, it is vital that these pests be dealt with promptly.


When a wasp, yellow jacket, or hornet stings a person or animal, they release a pheromone that attracts the rest of the colony. This can cause the other insects within the vicinity to also attack, causing the situation to rapidly escalate.

If you are suspicious that you might have a stinging insect problem, it is important that insect pest control services be contacted. These experienced and trained professionals can identify the kind of invading insect and determine the best form of insect pest control to eliminate them from your home. At Clean Crawls, we offer insect pest control services throughout the greater Seattle area.

Removing the Threat

At Clean Crawls, we work to remove all stinging insects from your attic or crawl spacen. Here are the steps that we take to complete our pest control measures.

1. Identify the Insect

After being informed of a stinging insect pest problem, a team member will visit the property to identify the kind of insect we’re up against. We will also inspect the area surrounding the nest to get an idea of the size of the colony.

2. Decide a Solution

Based on the size of the colony and the homeowners preferences, there are a number of natural solutions and chemical pesticides available that can be used to address the problem. Our pest control servicemen will be able to recommend the best and most reliable forms of pest control that match the homeowner’s situation and needs.

3. Conduct the Treatment

After scheduling the treatment, our pest control team will perform the desired treatment on the infested area of your attic or crawl space. The treatments are designed to get rid of these annoying insects without causing additional damage to your home.

4. Analyze Results

At Clean Crawls, we are committed to achieving long-term results. Following a pest control procedures, we schedule follow-up appointments with our clients to ensure that our initial measures were successful on every level. If anything is unsatisfactory, or the stinging insect was not totally eradicated, we will discuss alternative solutions with the homeowner.

5. Preventative Measures

To prevent future infestations, it is important that attics and crawl spaces be properly air sealed to keep insects from finding their way inside. Other factors that may be attracting the insects to these areas can also be identified and eliminated in an effort to ensure that homeowners never have to deal with this problem again.

Clean Crawls
3707 124th St NE Marysville, WA 98271
(360) 651-1765