If you're dealing with yellow jackets, it wouldn't be surprising. They are common pests in Denver. It is difficult to keep yellow jackets away from most properties. There are many things that attract these stinging pests.
Today, we're going to take a look at some important yellow jacket facts and give you some helpful advice for yellow jacket pest control in Denver. If you're currently struggling with a yellow jacket problem and you want immediate assistance, keep in mind that you can reach out to us through our contact page for professional yellow jacket control.
How To Identify Yellow Jackets
When dealing with any pest problem, it is important to properly identify the pest you want to control. This can be somewhat difficult with yellow jackets due to their size. These wasps range in size from ⅜ to ⅝ of an inch in length.
A little yellow jacket is a tiny little blur as it buzzes around in your landscaping. You may have a hard time even telling that it is black and white, never mind the subtle differences that will help you differentiate this wasp from other pest wasps.
The best way to identify a little yellow jacket is to take notice of where you're seeing it. If it seems to be hovering near the ground, it is likely to be a yellow jacket wasp and not a paper wasp. You can also tell by its small size that it isn't a paper wasp or a bald-faced hornet.
Does Anything Instantly Kill Yellow Jackets?
Once you've determined that you have a yellow jacket wasp problem, your next question is likely to be, "How do I get rid of them?" There are many things that can kill a yellow jacket, but this is not the best way to get rid of yellow jackets. You need to address the nests inside the ground.
Unfortunately, getting rid of yellow jackets in the ground is a tricky prospect. You don't want to make these insects mad. We don't recommend that you treat a yellow jacket nest on your property. It is best to have a licensed professional remove wasps nests. We only recommend yellow jacket prevention.
What Attracts Yellow Jackets To Your Yard?
If you don't currently have yellow jackets' nests on your property, there are ways to keep yellow jackets away. While these aren't going to give you 100 percent protection, in many cases they get the job done without the need for any pest control products.
- Address weed problems. When you have tiny flowering weeds throughout your lawn, you're asking for yellow jackets to move onto your property.
- Keep your trash in covered containers. Wasps are attracted to the scent of garbage and are able to find a meal in a bag of trash.
- Reduce insect activity. There are many natural ways to do this, such as replacing exterior white lighting with bulbs that cast yellow light. Insects can't perceive yellow light and are therefore not attracted to it. When you have fewer insects, you'll have fewer wasps because wasps eat insects. This is perhaps the most important of all yellow jacket facts. When you get year-round residential pest control for your property, you'll get direct and indirect yellow jacket control.
- Address standing water. Wasps drink from puddles and other water sources.
- Fill in ground holes. Yellow jackets are not digger wasps. They don't create holes. They use holes that are available to them. Stopping nest creation is a lot easier than getting rid of yellow jackets in the ground.
- Seal entry points in structures on your property. This can prevent yellow jackets from getting into sheds, garages, exterior storage, or even inside your home. A caulking gun is the right tool for this job.
These prevention tips can reduce yellow jacket problems below your threshold of comfort. If more control is needed, it is best to get in touch with us here at Absolute Pest Control. Our licensed professionals use strategies that have been developed by industry experts.
What Is The Best Treatment For Yellow Jackets?
There is no silver bullet for yellow jacket pest control. Each infestation must be evaluated, appropriate products must be selected, and these products must be applied according to all manufacturers' suggested safety protocols. It is best to have a licensed pest professional address this pest problem for you.
If you live in Denver and you need assistance with wasp nest removal or ongoing residential pest control that includes coverage for wasps, connect with us here at Absolute Pest Control today. We can guide you in finding the right control solution for your specific needs and budget. No two wasp problems are exactly the same. Let us help find the right solution for you.
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