Yellow Jacket Nest in Ceiling

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YELLOW JACKET REMOVAL PITTSBURGH

Yellow jackets may often be referred to as ground bees.  Mature yellow jacket nests (colonies) can contain  1000-2000 adults.  The insect is fairly easy to recognize by the distinct yellow and black stripe-like pattern (may be confused on occasion with one of the skinnier  paper wasps found in several states including Pennsylvania.)

Yellow Jackets attack rapidly and aggressively

The yellow jacket is notorious for disturbing many cook-outs, gardening chores and other outside activities.  Depending on the species, yellow jackets can vary in size from 1/3″ to 3/4″.  Colonies nesting underground (this species is often referred to as the ground bee) cause many, nasty incidents each year due to the fact that the nest is discovered by accident and the yellow jackets attack rapidly and aggressively.  They feel threatened when vibrations caused by weed-whackers, lawn mowers, vegetation removal or even simple movement disrupts them and puts them on the ‘defensive’ by becoming ‘offensive.’

*VERY IMPORTANT: Avoid the dangerous practice of pouring gasoline on the entrance.  It is safer by far to contact Bee Control at 1-866-466-2899.

This aggressiveness is also associated with the yellow jacket species that constructs visible nests in shrubs, trees, on the exterior of buildings, beneath decks, bridges, etc.  Removal of these colonies is best left to the professional exterminators at Bee Control.

Yellow jackets are often referred to as ground bees

There can be no doubt that yellow jacket colonies underground, in vegetation or on the exterior of buildings can cause a great deal of anxiety to people and animals.  However, many would agree that the third and very common scenario can prove to be the most upsetting for property owners and demands even greater Emergency Extermination response from Bee Control.  This yellow jacket constructs nests in wall, ceiling and attic cavities, where the nest is rarely visible.  Evidence of their presence is usually indicated by constant traffic flying in and out of a small gap, crack, etc. on the outside of the building.  Unfortunately, this yellow jacket has a strong tendency to chew through drywall and occasionally plaster,  entering a building in substantial numbers without warning.  An active colony can very often be heard ‘chewing’, the noise created being a distinctive scratching, crackling and ticking combination.  Subsequently, the yellow jackets chew through completely and enter the living or work space.

VERY IMPORTANT: When experiencing an interior nest,  avoid at all costs blocking or sealing the outside entry point(s).  Also, if you see discoloration on the inside wall or ceiling that may look like a damp spot, resist the temptation to touch it as it is very likely to ‘burst’ and the yellow jackets will pour into the building.
Contact Bee Control Today

If you are having a problem with yellow jackets or would like to protect your home from stinging insects like yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, ground bees, or bumble bees, Bee Control can help.  Call us today at 1-866-466-2899.  We service the entire Greater Pittsburgh area including the North Hills, South Hills, and surrounding counties.  We can hunt down the source of your bee problem and eliminate or exterminate when needed.

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