Bee & Wasp Control

Bee & Wasp Control in Walnut Creek

Got a bee or wasp problem in Walnut Creek? Don't let those painful stings ruin your outdoor fun. California Exterminating Services has the expertise to get rid of stinging pests quickly and effectively, protecting your home or business.

We understand that bees and wasps aren't just a nuisance—to those with allergies, they can be dangerous. That's why our experienced technicians use the latest integrated pest management (IPM) techniques. Plus, with our fully insured services and satisfaction guarantee, you can trust California Exterminating Services to get the job done right.

Don't wait! Call (925) 438-6454 to schedule bee and wasp control today.

Common Bess & Wasps in Walnut Creek

Our region's climate and vegetation provide a welcoming environment for various stinging insects. 

Below is an overview of some you might encounter.


  • Honeybees: These essential pollinators are generally non-aggressive unless their hive is disturbed. They are identifiable by their fuzzy bodies with brown and yellow stripes.
  • Bumblebees: Large and fuzzy, these social bees play a crucial role in pollination. While they are mostly docile, they may sting if their nest is threatened.
  • Carpenter bees: Resembling bumblebees but with shiny, black abdomens, these bees can cause structural damage by boring into wood.


  • Yellowjackets: These aggressive wasps are known for their painful stings and large nests, often constructed underground. They have distinct yellow and black markings.
  • Paper wasps: Common in the area, paper wasps build open-celled nests in sheltered locations like eaves. They are characterized by long, slender bodies with brown and yellow coloration.
  • Mud daubers: These solitary wasps construct distinctive mud nests on structures. While generally non-aggressive, their nests can be considered an aesthetic nuisance.

If you are unsure of the specific bee or wasp species that is giving you a tough time, it's advisable to contact our team. Accurate identification is crucial for safe and effective management, as some species can be dangerous if disturbed.

Are There Dangerous Bees or Wasps?

While many bees and wasps play vital roles in our ecosystem, such as pollination and controlling other pest populations, some species can pose risks to humans and pets. Particularly noteworthy are the Yellowjackets and Africanized honeybees (often inaccurately called "killer bees"). 

Yellowjackets are known for their aggressive behavior when their nests are disturbed. They can sting multiple times, and their stings may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. 

Africanized Honeybees, although less common, are more aggressive than their European counterparts and more likely to swarm and sting in defense of their hive.

Our experts use strategic approaches to manage these potential dangers while minimizing harm to beneficial bee populations and the environment.

How to Recognize a Bee or Wasp Hive

The ability to spot a bee or wasp hive near your home or business is essential for keeping yourself safe and determining whether you need help from our team of professionals. At California Exterminating Services, we want you to know how to identify these potential hazards. 

Here's what to look for:

  • Location and structure: Bees often seek protected places like wall cavities, attics, or hollow trees to build their waxy hives. Wasps, like yellow jackets and paper wasps, construct papery nests that you might find attached to buildings, trees, or even underground. These nests look like they're made from chewed wood and saliva.
  • Activity patterns: Notice an increased number of bees or wasps flying in a focused path? This "flight path" could lead straight to a nest entrance. Wasps buzz around mainly during the day, less so at night.
  • Appearance: Wasp nests are open, so you'll likely see the wasps moving inside. Beehives, especially honeybee hives, are enclosed except for the entrance. You might even hear the bees buzzing before you actually spot the hive.
  • Size and shape: Beehives can vary in size, but they tend to grow larger as the colony expands. Wasp nests have distinctive shapes depending on the species—think upside-down umbrellas for paper wasps or tube-like structures built from mud for mud daubers.

If you spot something that you suspect to be a hive or nest, keep a safe distance. Never try to remove or disturb it yourself, as this could anger the insects and put you at risk of stings. 

Remember, your safety is our priority. 

When to Schedule Bee & Wasp Control Services

Knowing the right time to call for professional pest control services can help you schedule help in time to prevent a minor bee or wasp problem from escalating into a full-blown infestation. At California Exterminating Services, we are dedicated to keeping your environment safe and comfortable. 

Here are some signs that indicate it's time to reach out to us:

  • Frequent sightings: If you notice bees or wasps frequently near your home or business, it could indicate a hive or nest nearby.
  • Discovering a hive or nest: Finding a hive or nest on your property is a clear sign that it's time to call in the experts.
  • Aggressive behavior: Bees or wasps displaying aggressive behavior, such as swarming or attacking without provocation, could pose an immediate risk to safety.
  • Allergic reaction concerns: If you or someone in your household is allergic to bee or wasp stings, professional pest control services like ours become crucial to preventing potential health emergencies.
  • Multiple stings: Experiencing or witnessing multiple stings by bees or wasps can be a sign of an aggressive colony that needs professional intervention.

Do not wait for the situation to get worse. Our team can get rid of bees and wasps, no matter the species. 

For bee and wasp control in Walnut Creek, call (925) 438-6454 or contact us online today. We also provide service throughout Lamorinda, Danville, and the East Bay, and Danville.

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