Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

How do you eliminate wasps, hornets, yellow jackets?

In researching this blog we found some interesting folk remedies. As pest control professionals in the area northwest of Pittsburgh, we hope you choose us to eliminate these wasps, hornets, yellow jackets from your home or business. If you do remove them yourself – please don’t dose them in gasoline or kerosene.  That and other folk cures are ineffective. In the words of the experts at the University of Kentucky, doing that method or using a garden hose is seldom successful and can result in multiple stings.

What is the difference between a wasp and a yellow jacket?

Well, all yellow jackets are wasps but not all wasps are yellow jackets. But that is a distinction without a difference to most of our customers. Hornets are the largest of wasps.  Hornets are particularly aggressive. It is best to remain calm in the midst of these stinging insects and avoid swatting them. Chances are they will fly away and you will avoid getting stung. However, if they continue to bother you, it is time to get rid of them.

How should you treat for wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets?

It is best to treat for these pests in early spring. If you did not do that, we can remove the source of your problem at this time of the year to prevent getting stung. Nests are often in plain sight either on the ground in the case of yellow jackets or under the eve of your home. In some cases the nest is hidden. In these cases, the nests can be in a wall behind siding or in attics. We can treat these areas and either remove or recommend a contractor to expose then repair these areas. There is danger in treating colonies of stinging insects.  It is best to call a pest control professional or experienced beekeeper.

Let Boo’s handle stinging insects for you

We do not want you to get stung. At Boo’s Bug Stoppers we treat for stinging insects including wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets routinely. Do you want to get to rid of a stinging insect infestation? Contact Boo’s Bug Stoppers for a free assessment and customized evaluation of your unique situation.

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