Relocating a wasp’s nest with a 12 gauge. In today’s how to vlog I set about relocating a hornets nest. This diy method seems to work with any sort of bitting insect like bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, etc.
Footage from a 7/15/2017 removal. The customer tried the glass bowl method and there was a gap left for them to enter/exit so I went out to help remove it. Being they were stung and the neighbor’s house was nearby it had to go. No stings and no poison used when I removed it.
Yellow Jackets are a group of paper wasps. There are other paper wasps, such as the true hornets and polestes wasps, but Yellow jacket wasps are especially aggressive and often have 3,000 to 5,000 wasps in one nest (colony)!
Yellow jackets and other wasps are most plentiful during the summer months with a lone fertilized female, after spending the winter in some protected crack or crevice, sets out to find a suitable place to start a hanging or sheltered nest in the spring.
The lone female must gather wood fiber to make the first rudimentary tiny nest for her first few eggs to be laid. She leaves the nest when it’s warm enough to find nectar from flowers for sustenance. As the eggs hatch she can catch small insects and spiders to feed to her young brood. They, in turn, produce a pre-digested material that she can feed upon.
Eventually, the female has young flying workers and she becomes a “queen.” Now, with them gathering insects and spiders for food, and wood pulp for paper nest building, she no longer leaves the nests. The queen then starts laying eggs at an enormous rate!
Some species prefer to hang their nest from bushes, tree limbs or beneath roof overhangs (eaves) or under porch decks. Other yellow jacket species prefer to nest within hollow cavities, including rodent nest holes in the ground, hollow spaces within partially rotted logs or old rail road ties, or worse yet–within the walls, attics and other spaces of a home.
Soon the little nest with it’s interior hexagonal combs and exterior paper envelop grows from a golf-ball size to the size of a grapefruit, then onward to the size of a football or even a basketball. Some yellow jacket nests get much larger still and the population peeks around late August.
At this point many people and pets get stung. Nests in ceilings and walls start to make noise around July if and when the workers start to scrape away at the sheet-rock of the home (ceiling or wall) to enlarge their nest space.
Yellow jackets are extremely aggressive and anyone agitating their nest will soon be attacked in mass. People, especially children, and also pets have been viciously attacked and sometimes even die, although an allergic reaction is usually involved. even without an allergic reaction a number of stings can send someone to the hospital.
In the fall yellow jackets have less and less young within the nest to pre-digest their food. when this happens they act like they have “low blood sugar” and go after sweets and other foods being cooked at outdoor barbecues and land on picnic foods causing a great deal of disturbance and stings.
The yellow jacket is the “king of wasps” here in the Greater Seattle area. Watch this short video to learn more about them, and how Cascade Pest eliminates hanging nests, ground nests, and wall void infestations. When you need wasp control call Cascade Pest at 425-641-6264. Call Cascade pest control in the greater Seattle, Everett, Bellevue area for the control of wasps, yellow jackets, bees, rats, rodents and other pests. www.cascadepest.com Video Rating: / 5
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If you have yellow jackets and can’t find the nest, an easy way to get rid of them is with yellow jacket traps.
I like the reusable yellow jacket traps that can be used all season.
You would want to place them 20 feet from the house or where you have parties. You can refill with any sugary drink like soda or beer.
I figured out a non-toxic way to get rid of yellow jackets, wasps, and other bees. This works especially well around dusk when the bees are returning to the hive. As bees enter and leave the hive they are sucked into the wet-vac.