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A mature yellow jacket nest in summer can contain thousands of wasps. It is best to treat a nest earlier in the year before numbers increase and the wasps become more aggressive. This will help to reduce the threat of a wasp sting, which can be very painful and even cause an allergic reaction.
Western Exterminator advises against utilizing do-it-yourself methods to remove wasps and their nests, as they can be very dangerous. Our highly-trained specialists are best equipped to get rid of the problem. Western specialists will first identify the type of wasp to best formulate a plan for removal. When it comes to treatment, the specialists take great caution in removing the wasp nest, ensuring safety for all parties involved.
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The best way to manage wasps and a wasp nest is to be able to identify and locate the nest.
A wasp nest is made from chewed wood that gives them their distinctive papery walls, with the exception of mud daubers that use clay or mud.
Queen wasps build small nests in the spring and lay the first batch of eggs. These quickly develop into workers that soon take over nest building activities for the remainder of the season
By mid summer, wasp nests can reach considerable size. Some nests can be the size of basketballs or even larger!
To locate the nest, watch the flight path of returning wasps. If the nest is near the home, keep nearby windows closed. If you suspect the nest is in your attic or in a wall it is then almost always best to call a professional exterminator.
Common sites for a wasp or hornet nest include under the roof eaves, behind shutters or in garden sheds.
You should not attempt to treat a nest if you are sensitive to stings. If you disturb a nest, you may provoke the wasps inside to attack and sting you as a form of defense.
At Ehrlich, we offer a professional wasp nest treatment service to protect you from harmful stings by eliminating the nest.
Qualified professionals - All our wasp control technicians are fully trained and equipped with all necessary safety gear to complete the treatment quickly and safely.
Safe treatments - Our expert technicians follow strict guidelines to ensure you and your family is safe from harm during treatment.
Nest removal - We can also arrange for the removal of a nest (at a later date; at least 48 hours after treatment to allow for scout wasps to return and be killed) to reduce the risk of a secondary infestation.
When a wasp nest is removed, wasps will sense a threat and can show aggression, so they may sting you in an attempt to guard the nest and young wasps.
For wasps to be eliminated, the nest does not need to be removed, but the nest and the wasps need to be treated.
To lessen the risk of being stung, schedule a wasp nest treatment with an expert. This action will get rid of the wasps and help you stay protected from stings’ danger.
Just schedule an appointment for us to check out the wasp issue or call us.
At first, a wasp nest will start off very small.
Find out how you can help to deter wasps and prevent nests on your property.
Contact Ehrlich at 1-800-837-5520 for further information on how to get rid of wasps (yellow jackets) and hornets or to arrange for a visit by a pest specialist.