First yellow jacket removal of the season!
Summer is here, and with it we had our first calls for yellow jacket nest removals this past week! The two most common species of cavity-nesting yellow jackets in the Pacific Northwest are western yellow jackets (Vespula pensylvanica) and common yellow jackets (V. alascensis). Both species will nest in house walls, in the ground, and in other places where they can find or dig a cavity nest with a small, defensible entrance.
Unlike most pest control companies, we use absolutely no chemicals in the removal of yellow jackets, hornets, and other wasps. We use heavy duty bee suits to protect ourselves, vacuums to collect the bugs, and dry ice to freeze them, eliminating the risk of pesticide exposure for people and beneficial pollinators in the area.