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Seamless Beaverton Yellow Jacket Control

Yellow jackets are a dangerous pest that often causes trouble around residential homes and commercial properties. These wasps have venomous stingers, making them a major nuisance, especially if you are allergic. To deal with your yellow jacket problem quickly, you should reach out to a Beaverton yellow jacket control provider.
Before you call, here are some things you should know about Beaverton yellow jacket control.

What Are Yellow Jackets?

Yellow jackets are aggressive pests that possess a venomous stinger. They are bright yellow and black insects found in backyards, inside buildings, and in other outdoor places. Like many wasp species, they commonly live underground and in other enclosed spaces.

yellow jacket wasp eating an apple off a tree

Yellow Jacket Diet

Yellow jackets feed on sugary substances, like nectar, fruit, and sometimes soda. Though, during their larvae stage, yellow jackets eat a high protein diet. This involves worker yellow jackets bringing insects and other types of meat back to their young.

yellow jacket wasps taking care of the young inside the nest

Yellow Jacket Behavior

Yellow jacket wasps spend their lives scavenging for meat and sweet foods. Unfortunately, as they scavenge, they often come into contact with humans. This is a problem because yellow jackets are a lot more aggressive than other stinging insects, like bees. They will often bite people to get a better grip, then jab their stinger in.

Yellow jackets defend their homes thoroughly. If you see a yellow jacket nest, steer clear of it to avoid being swarmed. Ground vibrations can trigger attacks from underground nests, so watch your step! Even mowing your lawn could lead to a wasp attack, so be careful when wasps are infesting your property.

showing under lid to hidden yellowjacket nest

Where Do Yellow Jackets Live?

Yellow jacket nests are often underground, building in logs, trees, and attics. So when you call a Beaverton yellow jacket control company for an inspection, they’ll also check under the eaves of your house and between walls. Even if the nest is outside, you can still get wasps coming into your home. That’s because yellow jackets forage for food within 1,000 feet of their nest. That’s the distance of three football fields.

Beaverton Yellow Jacket Control

This predatory insect species can quickly populate your home or yard. To keep that from happening, we suggest Beaverton yellow jacket control. You can get professional help in this area by calling a Beaverton yellow jacket control provider. Still, sometimes people are hesitant to do so.

Here are some steps you can take to eliminate small populations of yellow jackets.

wasp with shadow on ground

Tips For Prevention

Knowing their diet and habitat preferences is the best way to prevent yellow jackets from taking residence in your home or yard. Because yellow jackets commonly feed on foods rich in sugars and carbohydrates, you should keep such substances clear from local surfaces. Unfortunately, though, with outdoor food sources like plant nectar and fruit, this may be incredibly difficult. Nevertheless, you can control yellow jackets by covering trash cans and keeping them clean. Also, secure pet food and cover up the food you plan to eat. 

When the yellow jacket nest is outside, understand that it could be underground. Avoid disturbing the nests because this will agitate the yellow jackets inside. The same goes for indoor nests, which we often find in walls, attics, and garages. Another tip for outdoor yellow jacket control is to rake up leaves and other lawn debris immediately. Yellow jackets like using these areas as nesting sites, so don’t give them the opportunity. 

inspect around backyard for yellow jackets
yellow jacket wasp nest needs to be removed from house

Removing a Yellow Jacket Nest

Removing individual yellow jackets won’t quickly provide results because yellow jacket colonies can maintain and reproduce to keep their populations large. To eliminate an infestation, you need to target the nest. This should be your last resort, as removing a yellow jacket nest is a dangerous task. You should also be hesitant to remove nests because yellow jackets are vital for pollination and garden pest control.

Though, there are other ways to keep pests out of your garden. So, if you intend to remove the yellow jacket nest, do so during the night. This will ensure that the wasps are less active than they are in the daytime, reducing your chances of being stung. Also, wear thick clothing that covers any exposed skin. Goggles are necessary, too, because a wasp sting to the eye can be painful and harmful. Once you’re wearing proper gear, spray the wasp nest with high-strength insecticide. This may be more difficult than spraying an aboveground nest if the nest is underground.

The effectiveness of DIY Beaverton yellow jacket control is lacking. This is because most homeowners aren’t aware of what it takes to eliminate a yellow jacket colony. If you don’t get the job done correctly, the queen of the colony will simply repopulate. That’s why we suggest calling a Beaverton yellow jacket control provider like us. We are experts in this field, and we take pest control seriously. When you call us for a free inspection and book treatment, we’ll put our utmost effort into ensuring that your property is entirely wasp-free.

Beaverton Yellow Jacket Control: Inspections

Suppose you’ve given up on eliminating your yellow jacket infestation on your own. In that case, it’s time to call for a professional inspection. When you contact Prime Pest Solutions to schedule your inspection, expect to be met with courtesy and customer care. Our pest control technician will thoroughly inspect your property to find evidence of yellow jacket infestation. If other pests are bothering you, they can identify them too. 

Here are some common places that our technicians will check for yellow jacket nests:

  • In trees
  • In bushes
  • Beneath the deck or patio
  • Beneath the eaves of your house
  • In cracks and crevices found in the building
  • Behind shutters attached to windows
  • Near outdoor light fixtures
  • In your mailbox stand
  • Inside grills
  • Beneath concrete slabs, like your driveway 
  • Under piles of rocks
  • Below branches or logs

Professional Yellow Jacket Control

Only a pest control professional will know exactly where to look for yellow jackets. That’s why you should get help from a Beaverton yellow jacket control company, like Prime Pest Solutions.

We offer a variety of safe and effective solutions that we’ve performed for many customers before you. Trust us to get the job done right the first time. Then, consider scheduling follow-up appointments to ensure that the problem doesn’t recur.

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