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Leave Yellowjacket Control to the Professionals

By |2018-07-06T15:19:00+00:00July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Summer is the time when stinging yellowjackets gain strength in numbers and ruin enjoyment of San Diego outdoor spaces. Yellowjacket control requires expertise and full body protection. Don’t risk your health trying to treat or remove nests yourself; do the right thing and call Thrasher Pest Control today to come and take care of it for you and your family. Here’s why:

Unlike honey bees, yellowjackets and other stinging wasps are capable of stinging repeatedly and will chase after you. This is why Thrasher Pest Control Technicians approach yellowjacket nests with caution and in full bee gear. The ground nests in San Diego are particularly troubling because they can easily go unnoticed. Children playing in the yard, or someone mowing a lawn may inadvertently disturb the nest and get attacked by these stinging pests. If you get too close to a yellowjacket nest, they will swarm and sting repeatedly!

Yellow Jacket NPMA

Don’t mess with Yellowjackets.

Yellowjacket queens mate in the fall and spend the winter months overwintering in a protected spot, often in structural voids. When they emerge in the spring, the queens begin the tireless task of building a nest, populating it with offspring, and raising the first generation of her brood. Once these wasps reach adulthood, they are ready to take on the responsibilities that come with being called a worker: expanding and fixing the nest, helping rear subsequent broods, foraging for food, and protecting the colony against external threats. Adult yellowjackets are pollinators, searching for nectar and other sweets, but they also collect proteinaceous food like beetle grubs, which they bring back to the hive and feed to the larvae. Foraging yellowjackets have also been reported to take human food when it’s outside so keep your eyes open!


About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. is recognized for his expertise in bed bug control and termite control. Garrett is author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209). He is the chairperson of Pest Control Operator's of California (PCOC) Termite Committee and past chairperson of the San Diego District of PCOC. Garrett’s solid understanding of pests in San Diego, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. He takes pride in continuing to lead and help the pest control industry provide the safest and most efficient methods of pest control while preserving the environment as best as possible. In his spare time Garrett coaches his daughter’s Micro Soccer team (5-year-olds) and enjoys golfing.

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