Yellow Jackets are considered a highly aggressive insect, especially when disturbed. Many people attempt to take the removal of yellow jacket nests into their own hands. While spraying an over the counter product or swatting at a nest with a stick may not seem like a difficult task, knowing how and when to do it is of crucial importance. Also, knowing if you are allergic to yellow jacket or wasp stings is critical. One family in Blue Point required the assistance of the professionals. That is where EcoTech Pest Control Inc. came in.
The initial complaint from our customer was that she was seeing bees flying into an outside gap in her soffit on the second floor of her home. Soon thereafter, she witnessed yellow jackets flying around the inside of her home. We scheduled an appointment for our experienced bee technicians to inspect the home and quickly saw the yellow jackets swarming and a gap where the soffit was coming away from the roof. Our techs confirmed the problem and explained the necessary actions that would eliminate the problem. We advised the homeowner that we could dust and spray into the gap, but that there most likely was a nest inside. To be sure the problem was fully mitigated, it was necessary to remove the soffit to find the nest. The homeowner gave permission for us to remove a moderate portion the soffit as she was having it replaced.
One the techs climbed up approximately 20 feet on a ladder to dust and spray into the gap, which would kill the yellow jackets and neutralize the aggression from disturbing a nest. After waiting a few minutes, he began removing the soffit, where he saw many yellow jackets. Unfortunately, he was forced to continue spraying as they were swarming all around him. The first spraying & dusting did not reach the nest. Had it not been for having the right treatment for the job, our tech could have been stung many times, while up on a ladder. This is one of the main reasons it’s important to call a professional to handle yellow jacket nests. Upon pulling the insulation out to gain further access, there was a nest on the interior roof beam. He removed the nest and continued to spray and dust. During the clean up of the soffit and insulation debris, he noticed a huge nest attached to the insulation. These nests are flat with cones, as others are more paper nests shaped like oval or rounds. The customer was happy to learn the nest had been removed and though the yellow jackets lingered for awhile looking for their nests, they did finally disappear.
Due to the aggressive nature of yellow jackets, proper equipment and applications are a must. There are many tips available to do-it-yourself but extermination companies know how to properly identify nests and insects, have the proper treatment tactics and methods and know how to do it right. For safety reasons alone, you should call us to inspect and assess the situation. We offer a free, zero obligation estimate on-site. You have everything to gain by calling (631) 868-7023 or completing the form to the right and scheduling one of our free estimates. For your piece of mind, all of our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Don’t allow a bee or pest problem to get out of control.
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