Wasps and hornets are often mistaken for each other, but there are some key differences between them. Wasps are typically slender and have a smooth body with few hairs. They have a narrow waist and long legs. Hornets, on the other hand, are larger and more robust than wasps. They have a thicker waist and shorter legs.

While most species of wasps and hornets are not aggressive, some species can be dangerous to humans. Yellow jackets, for example, are a type of wasp that can be aggressive and sting multiple times. Common species of wasps found in our area are Mud Daubers or Dirt Daubers.  Some other species to look out for are Paper Wasps and Bald Face Hornets.  

If you suspect a Bald Face Hornet or Paper Wasp infestation on your property, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and your family.  If you need to remove a wasp nest or hornet nest, it’s important to seek the help of trained professionals. Attempting to remove a nest yourself can be dangerous and increase the risk of getting stung. 

At Mantis Pest Solutions, we offer professional and effective wasp and hornet control services to eliminate these pests from your property.  If you are noticing Mud Daubers, Paper Wasps or Bald Face Hornets around your home, our licensed technicians use a variety of methods to get rid of these stinging pests.  These include insecticides, baits, traps, and physical removal of nests.

Allergen risks associated with wasps & hornets

Wasps and hornets are both known for their painful stings, but they also pose a serious risk to those with allergies. For people who are allergic to wasp or hornet venom, a sting can trigger a severe immune response that can be life-threatening. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and throat, rapid heartbeat, and dizziness.  

If you suspect you have a wasp or hornet infestation on your property, or notice a wasp or hornet nest, it’s crucial to contact a licensed pest control professional to safely and effectively remove the nest. Attempting to remove a nest yourself can be dangerous and increase the risk of getting stung.  These stinging pests pose a serious health risk to humans and animals and need a pest control professional who has the knowledge and equipment needed to handle the situation safely.


Consider This: What Makes Mantis Different?


At Mantis, we leave no stone unturned. Our techniques target every crack and crevice to ensure your home becomes 100% Bed Bug-FREE once again!


We have decades of experience in the pest control industry. Each Mantis Service Professional receives extensive training on inspecting, detecting, and exterminating bed bugs in your home.


Safety is our number one concern. We utilize eco-friendly heat treatments and other eco-friendly treatment methods to rid your home of these terrible pests.

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Wasp and Hornets Removal Process

Mantis Pest Solutions offers professional and effective wasp and hornet control services to eliminate these stinging pests from your property. Our licensed technicians will conduct a thorough inspection to identify the location of wasp nests and extent of the infestation. Based on the inspection, we will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific situation.

Our technicians use a variety of methods to get rid of wasps and hornets, along with wasp nests and hornet nests.  Their tactics of ridding your home of these stinging pests include: insecticides, baits, traps, and physical removal of hornet nests. Insecticides may be sprayed directly on the wasp nest or applied in a wider area around the nest to prevent the insects from returning or establishing a new wasp nest. Baits and traps may also be used to attract the insects and eliminate them.

Physical removal of the wasp nest or hornet nest may be necessary in certain situations.  When the nest is located in a high-traffic area or poses a safety risk, these flying pests must be removed.  Our technicians are equipped with the necessary protective equipment and tools to safely remove the nest without disturbing the insects and causing them to swarm.

At Mantis Pest Solutions, we prioritize the safety of our customers and their families. Rid your home of these stinging pests by using our environmentally friendly methods which are safe for both humans and pets. We also offer preventative treatments to help keep wasps and hornets from returning to your property.

What Mantis Pest Solutions Customers Are Saying

Very Thorough!

Jake was very thorough with my most recent application and his explanation of services and recommendations. Thank you!

Karen L. / Overland Park, KS


Jason was very informative and polite. He took the time to tell me his treatment process and made sure I understood what steps they were taking to prevent bugs from entering my home. This is a great local company and I look forward to continuing to use their services.

Alex W. / Lee's Summit, MO


Jake's work was efficient and  he got the job done quickly. Presented himself in a very professional manner.

Tricia S. / Lee's Summit, MO


Jake has always been courteous and respectful. He is quite knowledgeable. I will continue to use this service and recommend it to others.

Nan N. / Overland Park, KS


Derek was awesome. He called about 30 minutes before the predetermined appointment time. He was right on time. He was very helpful; very professional. He asked of my concerns. After our discussion, he got to work. He left no stone unturned; very thorough inside and out. He wasn't going to leave until he knew I was satisfied. Great experience and great customer service. Thanks Derek!

Steve G. / Lee's Summit, MO


I have been using their service for a little over a year and it’s been great. They’re very professional and the technician’s do a thorough job.

Phillip D. / Overland Park, KS

Super Helpful!

Used Mantis for a little over a year now, and have always had the same service individual (Jake) for each visit who is always super helpful, professional, and quick to assist with out of band service requests and/or questions.

Carol H. / Lee's Summit, MO

Great Quality!

Mantis is great quality at a reasonable prices. I've used them for about a year and my insect issues are non-existent. Scheduling is a breeze and they come when they say they will come. Never been an issue having a technician come out between regular service intervals as well. Derek was super polite, professional and punctual. In addition to him taking care of the wasps nests, he even applied a granular barrier in the event rain washed out the spray application. Overall, a highly satisfied customer!

Paul K. / Lee's Summit, MO

Fantastic Job!

Jason did a fantastic job. Called to say he was able to come earlier in the day if it worked out for us. He explained everything that he was doing and the expected outcome of the service. Professional and easy to talk with.

Shawn V. / Lee's Summit, MO

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