Yellowjackets nest in the ground or in cavities in your home or building. We’ve seen them in compost bins, old deck furniture, and in chimneys. They are extremely aggressive and will protect their nests at all costs.
We have removed thousands of ground nests using our all-natural methods. We use a vacuum trap capturing the hundreds of yellow jackets coming and going. We run each trap for around an hour to be sure we get the hundreds of field workers as well. We put the yellow jackets we catch into a gentle sleep using carbon dioxide and then freeze them. Next, we collapse the nest to be sure the queen, eggs, and any stray workers are dead. We always tell people to avoid the area for a day or two after we leave.
The problem with a nest in a wall void is that the yellow jackets think they are in the ground and will try to expand their nest by chewing. If they are behind sheetrock, they may break in eventually. If you hear a scratching or chewing sound, you have an emergency in the making. They will eventually break in. Contact us BEFORE this happens!
In-house nests are more difficult to get than in ground nests. The reason is the nest is somewhere in a wall void. One method is to open the wall and remove the yellow jacket nest like we do with honeybees. This method costs more than our non-intrusive method, but it works. If you’ve had a breakthrough into your home, we recommend that you have us get the nest out. We will have to open the wall or ceiling, usually sheetrock, and remove the entire nest.
You will not find an exterminator who will take the time to get the nest out of your house. Besides, he will probably drill into the wall and FILL it will harmful pesticides. Your home is now contaminated with poisons. The nest, the eggs, and the remaining insects will die and rot.
Please note: if we get the nest out, we have to do some deconstruction. The property owner is responsible for all repairs after we leave.
All-Natural Non-intrusive Removal of In-House Nests
Many people prefer our non-intrusive method. Using our vacuum trap, we remove 95% of the workers. We bother and disturb the nest to provoke the angry workers to come out where we catch them in our special trap. If you would like to save money, we set up your shop vac before we leave to get the few coming home and the ones that will hatch over the next week or so. We charge less if the property owner agrees to simply turn the vacuum on and off per our instruction. All that is left in the wall void after this process is harmless paper. All-natural methods sometimes take more thought, work, and time than pesticides, but we believe your health is worth it.
Mistakes People Make With In-House Nests
There are three mistakes people make with in-house yellow jacket nests.
Mistake #1 – Sealing up the hole
Bad idea. Now that the yellow jackets cannot get out they WILL COME IN YOUR HOUSE if they find the slightest crack. Now you have a very dangerous situation. Call us if you made this mistake and we will help you.
Mistake #2 – Spraying the opening yourself
Again, a bad idea. Now you have created a chemical barrier so the yellow jackets cannot get out. Now they will come in your house. The other problem with spraying is that you have exposed yourself and your loved ones to deadly pesticides. Every year we help people after they’ve tried to “do it themselves”. We are glad to help you if you’ve made this mistake.
Mistake #3 – Hiring an Exterminator
When an exterminator sprays the opening of an in house nest, their pesticides also create a chemical barrier often forcing the yellow jackets into your home. They have disclaimers stating that they are not responsible if your home is invaded after they leave. Because their poisons are so toxic, we charge extra to clean up an exterminator’s mess.
Often times the nest is not even near where they are coming and going. You often are throwing your money and your health away when you hire an exterminator to “treat” an in house nest.
If they are successful in poisoning your nest, they will soak it with poisons. Now your house is contaminated. The nest, the eggs, and the hundreds of yellow jackets in the nest will rot. Besides, exterminators do NOT take care of the hundreds of worker yellow jackets coming back. Hundreds will hover around the opening for days.
Every year we get emergency calls for yellow jackets breaking in after someone sprayed. It is better to call us before anyone sprays. However, don’t hesitate to call no matter what.
We know how to handle the situation and will help you in your emergency.