The West Termite, Pest & Lawn process
One of our team of exterminators will inspect your property to locate yellow jacket nests and determine the best way to destroy the nests. While the extermination plan for your home or business may vary, the following steps are typically part of our process.
Destroy Yellow Jacket Nests
Once we locate the yellow jacket nests on your property, we will treat their nests with professional-grade products, including both aerosols and dusts, that kill the yellow jackets inside, allowing us to exterminate the nests safely. We work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow best practices to ensure the safety of all parties present.
Remove Food Sources
We will identify food sources that you may not realize are attracting yellow jackets to your property, so that they may be removed or relocated.
Install Bait Stations and Traps
We will strategically place yellow jacket bait and traps around your home or business in order to kill any remaining yellow jackets.
Prevention & Maintenance
We will offer strategies to help prevent yellow jackets from returning to nest on your property. If you have experienced recurrent yellow jacket infestations, we recommend annual inspections, nest treatments, and installation of bait stations and traps, as needed.
What to expect with West Termite, Pest & Lawn
If you have a yellow jacket pest control problem, you should hire a professional exterminator. Yellow jackets tend to nest in hard to access places, such as inside walls, or even underground in abandoned animal burrows. Once you find a yellow jacket nest, it can be dangerous to attempt to destroy it on your own, because yellow jackets can be extremely aggressive, especially when their nest is threatened. Store bought pesticides, homemade repellents and do-it-yourself traps just aren’t effective in eliminating yellow jackets for good.
Yellow jackets live in large groups, known as colonies. When they feel threatened, yellow jackets will swarm and sting repeatedly, which can cause serious injury to those with allergies. Attempting to destroy a yellow jacket colony can be very dangerous without training or proper personal protective equipment (PPE).
For a pest control specialist with experience providing yellow jacket pest control remedies, contact West Termite, Pest & Lawn. We will send a technician to your home to perform a free evaluation and provide you with a no-obligation quote.
Frequently asked yellow jacket questions
How can you tell a yellow jacket from other wasps?
Yellow jackets have black bodies with yellow or white striped markings. While yellow jackets look similar to other wasps, they tend to be smaller and have a stockier appearance. The best way to distinguish a yellow jacket from another type of wasp is to observe their behavior–ideally from a safe distance. Yellow jackets are more likely to approach people than other types of wasps. Also, yellow jackets form much larger colonies than most other wasps. Some advanced colonies may contain as many as 15,000 individual yellow jackets.
What attracts yellow jackets?
Yellow jackets are attracted to garbage cans, picnics, cookouts, and any other sources of sugary and protein-rich human foods. They may forage for food up to one mile away from their nests. For shelter, yellow jackets are attracted to underground spaces such as abandoned animal burrows. They are also known to nest in confined spaces such as the hollow space inside a wall or a hollowed out old tree.
What time of year are yellow jackets active?
Yellow jacket queens begin to lay their eggs and make their nests during the beginning of spring, as the weather begins to warm up. Then, as the population of workers grows within a yellow jacket colony, the nest will reach its maximum size by late summer or early fall. This is when yellow jackets are most likely to swarm when threatened and cause the most harm to people by stinging repeatedly.
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