Yellow jackets become very aggressive whenever someone approaches their nests, which is why it’s so important to get rid of them as soon as possible. However, in order to remove a yellow jacket nest, you will need the help of a pest control professional. Here is what you can expect when you hire a pro to remove such a nest:
Like most control procedures, dealing with yellow jacket infestations starts with an inspection. This inspection will allow the pro to figure out which species is responsible for the infestation and where the nest is located. Different species will have different nests, and will sometimes require different treatment approaches. The location of the nest is also important when determining how it will be removed. Sometimes the nests may be located inside the wall void of the home, so extra care has to be taken during the control process.
There are several ways in which a yellow wasp infestation can be controlled. If the nest is underground, insecticide dust will be used on the entrance during the daytime. This is because most drones will be out foraging during this time, and when they return at night, they will come into contact with the dust and die.
When the nest is above ground, an aerosol product is best, but dust can also be used. For these nests, the control process is usually undertaken after dark, when all the drones are inside the nest, so that they will be killed when they try to get out.
Why you should not attempt to control the infestation yourself
Yellow jackets can become extremely aggressive whenever their nests are threatened, so it can be very risky to try to tackle a nest by yourself. You will need either protective equipment, or some experience with approaching a nest, otherwise the yellow jackets will swarm you and attack you. One yellow jacket sting is painful and uncomfortable, but when you are swarmed, not only will you be stung many times by multiple yellow jackets, you also run the risk of landing in the hospital, if you are injected with too much venom. So the best way to deal with yellow jacket infestation is to leave it up to the pest control professionals. If you have a yellow jacket nest on your property, or if you would like to know more information about the control process, contact us today.