Nests are usually suspended under a horizontal surface and commonly hang from under eaves, decks, window ledges, or on attic rafters, although they will make nests just about anywhere.
European wasp nests are one layer and rather small (3-5 inches in diameter), so there are seldom more than 100 workers. They are typically brownish with yellow markings (stripes) and orange antennae.
European wasps are beneficial insects that help control many insect pests; although if their nest is near human activity, control is warranted.
We have experienced that the only way to get good control is a monthly service (April thru September), otherwise, wasps will continue to build new nests in new locations during the entire summer. Since wasps are a flying insect, it is impossible to eliminate wasps from occasionally flying around the treated areas; although the material used has a residue that will help prevent new nests from being formed.
YELLOW JACKET WASPS
Yellow Jackets are the most common wasp, although most think they are a bee because they look very similar to a honeybee. Yellow jackets are about ½ inch long with yellow and black stripes. They typically build their nest in any void area or the ground. Most species feed on insects or most any type of food products. Yellow Jackets generally are the wasp that tends to bother outdoor picnics in search of food. They tend to be somewhat unpredictable in their response to humans who approach their nest. Most serious stinging occurs when a nest is accidentally disturbed.
Yellow Jacket Removal
Van Den Berge’s wasp exterminator services can eliminate a wasp nest with a one-time application with a 30-day guarantee. You can expect complete results within 2-3 days. We will treat the entrance to the nest with a dust insecticide, which we inject into the nest. Any problems with Yellow Jackets that are covered under the service agreement will be treated at no additional charge within the 30-day guarantee.
WARNING: The most common mistake made by a homeowner to try and treat a nest themselves is treating with an aerosol product or plugging the entrance to the hive. Both forms of wasp exterminator treatment usually result in Yellow Jackets being very irritated and finding their way into your home or building.