Wasp Control

Wasp Control & Removal in Utah

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, over two million Americans are allergic to stinging insects such as bees and wasps, and over five hundred thousand people visit hospital emergency rooms every year in the United States because of stings. That is why we take a proactive and scientific approach to controlling stinging insects.

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Paper Wasp

Paper wasps are longer and more slender than yellowjackets and their abdomen gradually slopes at the anterior end. They have an open, umbrella shaped nest with all the wasps exposed.

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Western Yellowjacket

The western yellowjacket is similar in appearance to the paper wasp, except for its abdomen is blunt on the anterior side. Their nests can be found in old rodent burrows, holes, or structural voids.

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Baldfaced Hornet

Baldfaced hornets are black with yellowish to white coloring in their face. Their nests can be found on building eaves, in plants, or in trees.

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Wasps and other stinging insects are a huge pain.


Thorn can help rid your home or business of wasps and stinging insects.

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We fight back when it comes to stinging insects.

If you have a staining insect problem in or around your home or business, the first step in identifying it. Read more about common stinging insects in Utah in our blog post.

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Thorn’s Wasp Removal Process:

1. Inspect the property and surrounding areas

2. Identify the nesting spots

3. Identify food sources including honeydew producing insects and dumpsters or trash cans

4. Assess the situation and create a treatment strategy dependent on the property and stinging insect species.

5. Perform the work

6. Create strategy for addressing food attractions

7. Remove nest when possible or prudent (sometimes nests need to be left for a short period of time to get results)

8. Follow-up to make sure we are getting the desired results

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Thorough Inspection

A thorough inspection is the first thing Thorn professionals will do when treating for wasps and stinging insects. We need to find all the nesting spots around the home or business and the property surrounding it.

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Food Sources

We need to identify what food sources the insect is interested in. Some like honeydew produced by aphids, while others prefer dumpsters or trash cans.

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Identify the Species

Correct identification of the species is an important first step when controlling wasps and stinging insects. Identifying the species will help direct our treatment process.

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Remove the Nest

Thorn will remove the wasps nest when possible. Sometimes it does need to be left alone for a short time in order to get the best results.

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Stinging Insect Infestation

Dealing with a stinging insect infestation takes time and patience. The first step is identifying what type of insect is in your home or business, which can often be best done by a professional pest control worker from Thorn. However, prevention is always a vital component of pest control.


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It’s common to fear stinging insects.

Many stinging insects are important pollinators and some rarely sting at all. Aggressive stingers can be dangerous when around your home, school, or work building.


Read more about these specific insects in our pest library or in our blog.

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Benefits of Thorn’s Wasp Solutions:

Protect your students, guests, and family

Season long warranties against wasp nesting

Proactive approach gets much better results vs a reactive approach

Tools to get results wherever the pests are nesting including inside of wall voids

Knowledgeable professionals that can identify pest attractants that can be eliminated or minimized

Client Testimonials

Thorn prides itself on being among the best commercial pest control providers in Utah.

Nate did an amazing job! He went above and beyond and we are so impressed with the quality of Thorn professionals!

Barbara and John L

Cyrus did an awesome job at my house. He was really thorough and answered all my questions!

Amy K

Bayron is amazing, thorough and very kind! We love him!

Kaylynn C

Garrett has been phenomenal and excellent! I am really happy with the diligence he has expressed while taking care of the cockroaches!

Stephen T

Mitchell was wonderful and very thorough!  You guys are great.  You are doing such a service for us.  I really, really appreciate it!

Pat B

I want to give kudos to Mitchell.  He is so genuinely kind and thorough.  We sure appreciate him!  He was very professional and in the bigger picture he was very kind when he was asked to do specific things.

Lynette B

I was very impressed with Paul.  He did an amazing job, and I wouldn’t have any qualms about having him back any time!

John F

Ryan was really great to work with.  He was really kind and patient.  I always have questions and he answered them all for me.  He was really polite and professional.

Jesse L

Bayron was polite and respectful and did a thorough job!

Jennifer P

Paul is a very, very nice man.  When we have questions, he explains everything to us very well.  I really appreciate that!


Wasps can be difficult to control. Thorn can help.

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How Thorn Can Help

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.

What is the easiest way to get rid of wasps?

Getting rid of wasps can take several steps, but it is possible. Wasp pest control starts with an audit and consultationOur teams recommend utilizing wasp traps and eliminating gaps and holes that wasps can enter. 

To prevent reoccurring issues, it’s also best to apply preventive treatments in the spring, and anytime you observe that nests are being built in the area.

How do you keep wasps away?

Regular preventive treatments and traps are the best way to keep wasps away from a building. If you want to keep foraging wasps away while eating outside, you might consider placing a small plate of whatever you’re serving out in the yard away from the dining area about 15 minutes before dining. 

A food distraction strategy like this will attract the wasps away from your table and to the meal that you left for them, making it less likely that they’ll buzz around you while dining outdoors.

How do I permanently get rid of wasps?

Wasps are flying insects, and there isn’t usually a permanent solution to prevent them from nesting and occupying around your property or on your building. If wasps are entering through a hole in the wall, it can be permanently sealed, but preventative treatments are usually needed to keep paper wasps from building nests on the undersides of eaves.

Proactively monitoring and preventing issues early is better than having to reactively treat wasp infestations. The same strategy can be said for many pests native to Utah.

What is the best wasp deterrent?

Hanging wasp nest decoys and natural sprays are often used to help deter wasps from building nests close to buildings. Other lures and traps are also effective ways to control wasp infestations. The team at Thorn would be happy to make recommendations for controlling wasp control around your commercial business or home in Utah.

How much does it cost to have an exterminator for Wasps?

Our wasp control services are priced from $129. Thorn also offers Utah residents and businesses ongoing preventative programs starting at $32 per month. Contact us today to get started.

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