Now that the weather has dried up a little, we can get back to doing one of our favorite services: yellow jacket elimination!
Fun facts about yellow jackets:
A typical yellow jacket service starts with a technician identifying the location of the nest, which is usually best done in the middle of the day when the insects are most active and we can see them flying in and out of the nest. The treatment, however, is usually best done in the early morning or late evening when most yellow jackets are inside the nest and not active, which reduces the risk of them getting aggressive during the treatment. Our technicians wear a bee suit and gloves for protection, then use contact/flushing agents to kill any yellow jackets in the nest on contact. We also apply a residual dust that will continuously eliminate yellow jackets that come in contact with the product, so if any yellow jackets come back to the nest, they will die.
In jobs where the nest is underground, we are often able to remove the entire nest from the site, but in cases where nests are inside walls, we will leave the nest behind but all yellow jackets will be killed. Sometimes when yellow jackets are inside walls in a home, we need to use a thermal imaging camera to find the exact location before cutting into the drywall to treat the nest.
If you have yellow jackets on your property, contact a pest professional to help. Yellow jackets can be very aggressive and their stings can cause allergic reactions. Climbing ladders and killing yellow jackets should be left to the professionals!