There are several different species of stinging insects native to the Pacific Northwest. Many, such as honey bees, bumble bees, and mason bees, are non-aggressive and serve a vital ecological function. However, some species of stinging insects, particularly yellow jackets, wasps, and hornets, can be extremely aggressive and require removal.

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When dealing with stinging insects, our primary objective during our initial inspection is to locate the nest and identify any conducive conditions that may be contributing to the infestation.

Stinging insect nests can be found in a variety of different locations. Yellow jackets normally nest underground, but have been known to build nests in bushes, shrubs or under the eaves of a house or shed, similar to wasps. Hornets, on the other hand, tend to nest in very high places, such as trees or attics. Once the nest has been located, we will treat it, and whenever possible, remove it.



At Sentinel Pest Control, our job is to ensure that your home is free of pests year-round—our comprehensive service packages are designed to do just that! Tailor-made to meet the needs of Western Washington residents and businesses, our pest control service packages will both remove pest infestations and prevent future ones.

Certain pests, such as stinging insects, require specialized, long-term treatments to fully control. Our SafeHome Plus™ program is designed specifically to cover more difficult pests. On top of covering stinging insects, SafeHome Plus™ also covers ALL pests covered under SafeHome™, including the simultaneous treatment of rodents and ants!

  • 1. Aerial Nest Treatment – Nests hanging from trees, eaves, or other structures are treated with a residual insecticide.

  • 2. Wall Void Nest Treatment – Nests located inside wall voids are treated. Wall voids are often injected to reach the nest.

  • 3. Nest Removal – Stinging insect nests are removed whenever possible.

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Our SafeHome™ Program is designed to control and prevent the presence of common pests. Through regular inspections, treatments, application of preventative measures, and collaboration with our customers, we are able to develop a comprehensive plan to control any existing pest issue.

There are numerous pests we commonly encounter in Western Washington, including many species of ants, rodents, spiders, cockroaches, moths, and various other insects (earwigs, centipedes, millipedes, indoor fleas, etc.).

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Our SleepTight™ Program is specifically designed to combat and permanently remove all bed bugs in your home. We offer three different treatment options: Thermal Remediation,  Chemical, and our proprietary Thermal/Chemical Hybrid Treatment.

Bed bugs can be a major nuisance. Due to their quick maturity rate, longer lifespan, and skill for hiding, they can be especially difficult to treat.

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Our CustomCare™ Program is designed to provide fully custom solutions for the unique pest control needs presented by pests, including attic and crawlspace clean-outs, implementation of extensive exclusion methods, bird prevention work, as well as one-time treatments for various insects and spiders.

Some pests require custom solutions to be successfully removed and controlled. This includes termites, woodboring beetles, and birds.

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Depending on the nest location, your technician may use either a dust formulation or liquid product to kill the nest. Removing an externally located nest is fairly straightforward and non-invasive. Often times, however, stinging insects will make their nests in the wall void of a structure that isn’t accessible for removal. We will, however, make every effort to remove the nest from your property.

In these instances, our technician may need to drill into a wall void to better access a nest and apply the treatment. Drill holes are kept extremely small (1/16th inch) and caulked after the treatment is finished.

We offer a 30-day warranty/guarantee for stinging insect treatments.  If the nest isn’t completely gone, we will come back and retreat the property.



We understand that your needs can be urgent. Our goal is to provide you with a pest-free home or business as quickly as possible. Call before noon Monday – Friday and a Sentinel professional will be at your door the SAME DAY!



Have any pest related questions or in need of pest control services?

Our office staff is trained to answer any pest control related questions! Once scheduled with us, an appointment confirmation will be emailed within 15 minutes with your appointment information and a picture of your technician!



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“While remodeling our house 4 years ago, we found termites in the walls. I called around and Sentinel Pest Control was able to come out the same day. They took a look at our problem and educated us our pest problem and provided us with the best solution…”

ALYSSA, Google Review

“I highly recommend the sentinel team to take care of your needs. They came out to my house after I saw some unwanted spiders and right away knew what they were and solved my problems. I was even able to message them pictures of the bugs…”

AJ, Google Review

“I had the pleasure of speaking with the service manager, Wayne. He was incredibly helpful and actually talked me out of hiring a professional exterminator. If I ever need pest control services I won’t call anybody else. Highly recommend calling them!”

VICTORIA, Google Review

“While remodeling our house 4 years ago, we found termites in the walls. I called around and Sentinel Pest Control was able to come out the same day. They took a look at our problem and educated us our pest problem and provided us with the best solution…”

LISA, Google Review

“I have been using these guys for over a year. My house has a greenbelt behind it and we used to have a lot of spiders and bugs in the house. Now it is very rare to find any! I have brought up concerns and they are very receptive and willing to listen and help anyway they can…”

TAMARA, Google Review

“I highly recommend this company for your pest control needs. We used Sentinel Pest Control yesterday for a yellow jacket removal and our technician Markus was very professional, knowledgeable & displayed caring and compassionate customer service…”

CRYSTAL, Google Review