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Yellow Jackets


Treating yellow jacket nests can be done quickly and effectively with pesticide dust and a bellows or bulb duster . Watch this video to learn the proper treating methods.

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22 Jan 2014, 16:28
I know a home remadie to kill wasp's, hornets, male ants, and bees...All you have to do is spray soap and water on them until you find the queen kill her she'll be the really big one with 2 small dots on her back!
19 Jul 2014, 12:36
I have an infestation of yellow jackets in the fence around my pool. It is a metal fence, and they have found entry in the joints where the poles meet the top. I am trying to determine which product is most effective...tempo 1% or delta dust.
Delta dust is significantly less expensive since it comes with the bellows duster. However, I am most concerned with effectively eradicating this problem. Coincidentally, I have a nest of cicada killers under the steps to my pool that I would also like to eradicate. What is your recommendation? Any advice is appreciated.
Serene McGrath
25 Aug 2014, 06:22
I found several yellow jackets dead on floor near window. We watch as they enter the siding near the fireplace but are more concerned that as soon as the enter the exterior of the home they die. Is there something inside my home that's hazardous that we are not aware of ? Or is this usual behavior? We are also finding them trying to enter on windows and doors. Puzzled.
25 Aug 2014, 15:18

I have a yellow jacket problem. I thought I may have had a honey bee hive under my siding at the second floor where the siding meets the brick. At least I thought they were honey bees but now I think that the wasps have moved in to eat the bee's honey and rest of the hive. The wasps are swarming arount the entry points. I tried spraying with Wilson 1Shot Wasp & Hornet, which is a foam with residual effect (so they say). It seems like the wasps have gotten worse since the treatment. I fear I may have killed off any honey bees that may have been valiantly trying to protect their nest, now it's open game for the wasps and they are very aggressive, getting in the openings as soon as the foam dissipates. I have a feeling that they don't live there - if that is the case, how long for them to clean out the contents and go away?

I live in Canada, so, I'm not sure if we have the same options for any powder treatments - I haven't seen any. What are your recommendations?

17 Sep 2014, 21:17

We are getting 20-30 yellow jackets a day in our house- (bathroom- and both bedrooms and living room) They are extremely aggressive and very large and are biting us and flying around at night. I have been bit 8 times in two days and I am at my wits end. (I am also allergic.) We called pest control and they are supposed to be out tommorow- but I can't sleep at night - I can hear them in the walls of our apt and they are in the entire wall of the apt. I wake up every day with two more bites and it is life threatening. We have closed up the windows and covered them with everything we can think of to keep them out of the bedrooms- but one just landed on our lamp and almost bit our cat who thinks they are her nee best friends. I can't have him spray in the apt- I am allergic to bee spray and he has to work from the outside due to our pets. What should I tell him to use and how should he go about it?
29 Sep 2014, 11:01
Any advice on how to find which wall the nest is in? Yellow jackets are entering under a shingle where the garage roof meets the second story wall. It's an area where walls and floors meet. I haven't been able to determine how they are getting into the house, but I am finding then on the main floor and in the basement. Dusted yesterday and waiting from them to die. Just not sure how to figure out where the nest is for removal.
11 Oct 2014, 17:07
janie - i am no expert but have had an almost similiar situation. I have not had as many yellow jackets as you - but it started as a few here and there and got worse. I have two cats and I have allergies myself. My landlord finally called out an exterminator and they have used a powder/dust and it has gotten better since then. Sadly - you cant wait for the cold to take care of them because they will try to follow the warmth which is in your apartment. I heard Catseye is good if available in your area. My landlord is using Orkin - and they rep that came out was very nice and knowlegeable and understands when you have pets (furry children!). Dont delay. If you went it's within your rights for your landlord to take care of it! Good luck - and BEE safe! :)
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