BEES, WASPS, AND HORNETS
Fall is the season when wasps and yellow jackets are the most aggressive. There are two different types of nests that most home owners face, external (like a football or softball) and internal (where wasps enter a part of the house like siding or roofing through a gap or an opening). All nests should be approached very carefully and treatment should be left up to the professionals.
One mistake we see all the time is from homeowners trying to treat an internal nest by themselves. People run into problems when they treat with the wrong spray and repel the wasps directly into their home, or they block the hole which forces the wasps inside. Every year they’ll create their nests on the eves of your house, underneath the siding, in the ground, on a tree nearby or inside your attic. We’ve even found wasp nests in barbecue grills, hot tubs, children’s’ play sets and underneath the lip of swimming pools.
Nests grow fast, too and the end result is a surprise you don’t want to experience. The best offense is a good defense for wasps. Have a trained professional visit your home regularly and use preventative measures to dispel any potential public health threats.
At Premier Pest Control, we understand the threat wasps and yellow jackets present to you and your family. We want to make sure we solve your problem on the first visit. We have all the technology needed to get to the nest, however complicated or hard to reach it may be. Our technicians are trained and talented. We’re not afraid of ladders. We don’t just kill bugs for a living, we take pride in what we do. Our wasp and yellow jacket nest treatments come with a warranty. We do want you to give the products 3 days to work, but after that if you have issues give us a call and re-treatments are on us. Whenever possible we’ll remove and destroy the nest.
Honeybees are beneficial insects, and from time to time they can nest in places we don’t want them too. In Massachusetts it’s rare for honeybees to build nests in the external voids of a home but we do get feedback that it happens a few times each year. We work with a few beekeepers that will actually come and remove the nest live. The honeybees get transported to pollinate elsewhere and everyone wins.