As you watch your favorite movie, you hear a buzzing sound coming from the front door. You get up and look for the possible source. Behind your front door, you found one yellow jacket but didn’t do anything to get rid of it. Over time, the buzzing sound annoys you as it becomes louder. The single yellow jacket turns into one large group.
As a homeowner, most of you would ignore a single swarm. But it could cause you problems in entering your home once it builds nests behind your front door. This post will help you know the best ways to get rid of yellow jackets and their nests properly.
Common FAQ’s About Getting Rid of Yellow Jackets
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What are Yellow Jackets?
Most of you might think that yellow jackets are bees. Although they look almost the same, they are different species of insects. Yellow jackets have smooth bodies with horizontal lines of black and yellow stripes. Beyond that, they become more aggressive than bees when triggered. They also build their nests on the ground and could turn into large groups in no time.
It would be best to run away from an area where you see a yellow jacket winging around as their stings cause more pain than bees’. Yellow jackets could sting a person in one specific area as they leave an odor that charms other yellow jackets.
How to Check for Yellow Jackets
The best thing to confirm that your property is inhabited by yellow jackets is when you see one of them winging around the area. Remember, yellow jackets and bees look almost the same. But what differs them is their visible body texture and shape. Yellow jackets are smaller than bees, and they have smooth body texture and narrower waists. In most cases, they are more likely to gather together in areas with sugary substances, such as outdoor restaurants and trash cans.
Knowing the possible location of their hives as well as their food source is the first thing you can do to start the process of eliminating them. It would be easier for you to determine their source as they follow a single flight path. Go after them while maintaining a safe distance until you find their hive. After determining their hive location, go around your back and front yard to check other hiding areas.
How To Get Rid of Yellow Jackets
After finding their nest, it is time to start getting rid of the problem. Although these insects could infest your area temporarily, they could cause a nuisance to you and your neighbors. Beyond that, their stings could be dangerous to a person with sensitive skin. The following are the easy and practical steps to get rid of yellow jackets from your property.
Determine the Best Product to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets
The market offers you a wide range of products meant for getting rid of yellow jackets. Each product has different ingredients, which could be helpful or not in solving the problem. Various products for yellow jacket removal can be in the form of baits, traps, and sprays.
Yellow Jacket Nests
If your house is infested with yellow jackets, it is important to determine where yellow jacket nests are located. Before finding the nest, make sure to wear protective goggles, a mask, pants, and shirts with long sleeves. As you start following the yellow jackets infesting your area, be attentive to their loud sound until you reach where their nest is located.
Locate Potential Exit and Entry Points
Yellow jackets can be found under the land where animals burrow. With that in mind, you must find the nest’s potential exit and entry points. To do so, look for the ground holes located near the area where yellow jackets hover by.
Apply the Treatment
After locating the exit and entry points of the nest, it is time to apply the treatment. Remember, the treatment should be applied before sunrise or dusk. During this time, yellow jackets will have a hard time looking for and sting you. Even though we mentioned earlier that there are numerous treatments for yellow jackets, we highly recommend you to use an aerosol spray. Make sure to opt for something with a long-range of spray. This will allow you to stand a little further from the hole.
Using the aerosol spray, put products to exit and entry holes for a minimum of a minute. Move the spray in a circular motion and ensure that all interior of the nest walls is covered. If you found out a yellow jacket has escaped, ensure to spray them right away directly.
Check the Nest for Possible Activity
After 24 hours of putting the product into the nest, revisit the area to determine potential yellow jacket activity. Reapply the treatment if necessary.
When to Call Synergy Jackson Pest Control?
Take note that not all yellow jackets infestations can be treated using the products you see on the market. If these insects already made a big hive, you might have a hard time spraying the treatment from a safe distance. When that happens, it would be best to call the experts in the field. At Synergy2, we will help you to get rid of yellow jackets roaming around your area using the right tools and products.
Removing yellow jackets hives is hard, especially if they are up trees or in bushes. Also, if you still hear buzzing sounds and notice yellow- and black-striped insects winging your property even after eliminating one hive, it would be best to seek the help of professionals to do the job for you.
At Synergy2, we make sure to keep your property away from yellow jackets. Our company houses professional teams that will solve the problem in no time. Once you book an appointment with us, we will immediately send our team to your location to eliminate the issue.
You can reach us through our hotline number or send a message to our email address. Our customer support team will assist you immediately if you need help in getting rid of yellow jackets.
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