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How To Control Yellow JacketsYellow Jacket control

There are certain pests that you can encounter in the household that can damage your property or contaminate your food or mess up your garden, but then there are other harmful pests that just like to place the harm on your directly by stinging. This is especially the case with stinging insects like the yellow jacket. This aggressive pest can be a pain (literally) if they happen to nest near your home and are flying about whenever you are outdoors or worse, make their way indoors which will be unpleasant for everyone.

Yellow jacketsare wasps that get their name from their black and yellow body segments and small size. Because of such they often are mistaken as bees. The best way to distinguish between bees and yellow jackets is the fact that yellow jackets have no hairs and have a brighter hue of yellow compared to bees, which are colored more golden brown. Yellow jackets are social and their nests can be found in a variety of places: from the underside of stairs, to wall voids in a building to long hanging branches.

If your yard has yellow jackets setting up shop, it would be wise for you to put into place a control plan to get rid of these uninvited guests. Solutions Pest and Lawn has everything you need to treat for yellow jackets and their nests safely and quickly.

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How To Get Rid of Yellow Jackets: 4 Step Solutions

Carrying out a control program for yellow jackets can be intimidating for most homeowners because of the stinging nature of the pest. When these wasps are irritated, they don’t just sting once and leave, they sting and sting until you aren’t around to be stung anymore. If you are a sensitive individual or have allergies a sting can be something quite severe so it’s best if you are doing to try to tackle this issue the DIY way that you have the proper protection. Follow the steps we have shared with you below and you can be assured that your yellow jacket problems will be no more.

Step 1: Before carrying out any form of yellow jacket control, make sure you are geared up for the occasion. Make sure that you are dressed in either thick clothing, or ensure the most possible safety, a professional bee suit, which we also carry in stock. Make sure to cover up as much exposed skin as possible as this will not only help to prevent stings but will also keep you from being overexposed to chemical pesticides that will be sprayed to control yellow jackets and their nests. Thick gloves and safety glasses will also be a good addition.

Step 2:
 Next, you will need to give your yard a thorough examination to find out where the yellow jacket nest is and whether there is more than one point of entry into the nest. This will be important to note when carrying out the actual application treatment as a nest with multiple openings may come with the possibility that the yellow jackets inside the nest will escape out of different opening than the one you shoot into and will go on a stinging spree as payback for spraying their nest. It is also best to time your spraying at night when wasps are usually all inside their nest and resting up.

Step 3:
 Finally, it is time to carry out the pesticide treatment. We carry a variety of effective sprays that can treat yellow jackets such as Wasp Freeze or Wasp-X aerosol spray. These sprays and similar work excellently because they provide a quick knockdown and even come with attachments which can allow you to spray from a distance and still be accurate with your shot. Spray the nest thoroughly and if any yellow jackets come out from the nest, spray them as well and they will be done before you know it. A helpful alternative is setting a trap as well to capture any spare yellow jackets that you aren’t able to get.

Step 4: For any yellow jackets that are lingering around after their nest has been knocked down, ensnare them with the help of a special trap like the Rescue! WHY Trap For Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets trap.

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