Perhaps the warm weather makes you think of barbecuing in your back yard, friends, and neighbors coming over for fun times, or kids playing in the yard. However, fun moments like this can quickly be ruined if a flying stinging insect comes to crash the party. If your get together has been interrupted by such an uninvited guest, you’re likely not wondering if it’s a bee, wasp, yellow jacket, or a hornet. You only want them gone.

Flying stinging insects are a common issue in Boise pest control and there effective measures that can be taken. It is correct to call yellow jackets, hornets, and mud daubers, wasps. All yellow jackets are wasps, but not all wasps are yellow jackets. Their body shape and yellow to black patterns can indicate which type of insects they are; however, when you’re feeling attacked, it’s not always convenient to check those things. Do you have brown nests with something that looks like a honeycomb pattern hanging in the peaks or from the eaves of your home, shed or fence? Then that is a paper wasp nest. Do you have clumps of mud in high corners of your porch or eves? Then that is a mud dauber. Are they flying out of a hole in the ground? Then it is likely a yellow jacket nest. Is there a closed nest, gray or white, with a hole near the bottom? Then it is probably a hornet nest.

What can you do?

You need to know that regardless of the type, all wasps will become aggressive if their nests are threatened. Moreover, over the counter wasp killer may work in the long run; however, they definitely outnumber you and similar to an adrenaline rush, they may continue to attack even after being sprayed. They’ll die eventually, but they may still be dangerous.

Perhaps a better idea is to hire us. We have chemicals, equipment, and protective wear. Both a yellow jacket and hornet nest are designed to incubate their eggs, which is why it is imperative to break the nest and disrupt its internal temperature. But like I stated before if they feel threatened, they will respond with aggression. Flying stinging insects can be a nuisance, but they don’t have to ruin your summer fun. Give us a call and we can help.