Are you thinking about taking on a nest of stinging insects by yourself? You should know that trying to remove a nest is a lot like being in a play and forgetting your lines, only, along with being embarrassed, you're covered in painful welts and possibly nursing a broken leg. Okay. Maybe it won't be that bad. But a lot can go wrong. Just exactly what can go wrong depends on which stinging insect you're thinking about getting rid of.
Do you have a nest stuck to the outside of your home? That could be a nest of paper wasps or Baldfaced hornets. It is important to know which. While both of these wasps have a nest-protection instinct, Baldfaced hornets do something unique. They have a few drones that fly around outside their nests. These drones act as sentries. If you open a window next to a nest and try to spray it from a window, you could be in for a startling surprise. Baldfaced hornets aren't going to give you time to get into position. Those drones will warn the nest and hornets are going to start pouring out—and possibly in—through your window. And if you try to remove that nest from a step ladder, you could be in for a serious fall and end up with that broken leg we mentioned.
Are you seeing big, fat, fuzzy bees in your landscaping? Do they appear to be coming from under your deck, patio, porch, or stairs? Those might be carpenter bees. If they are, you'll see circular holes in the wood. But before you consider putting something up in there to kill those bees, there are a few things you should know. Carpenter bees put a right angle in their tunnels. They bore upward and then tunnel along the grain of the wood, which is usually horizontal. If you spray something up inside those holes, that product is probably not going to get in far enough to kill the bee(s) inside, especially if you're dealing with a tunnel that has been extended from years of re-infestation. It is also not a good idea to plug those holes, as some homeowners try to do. This can trap the female bee within and cause her to bore out another way. This can add to your damage.
Do you have a yellow jacket nest in your attic space? That can turn into a scary situation. It can be difficult to deal with any stinging insect nest inside a closed-in space but yellow jackets are the worst. They can become extremely aggressive when they defend their nest. This aggression can lead them to find the tiniest hole in your protective clothing and give you a painful surprise. But getting stung may be the least of your problems. If you drive those yellow jackets down into your home, you're going to turn a bad situation into a nightmare.
Do you have a nest in your yard that is in a hole in the ground? Are you thinking you can just put some chemicals into that hole and solve your problem? Not only is this usually an ineffective way to deal with a ground nest, but it can lead to chemical exposure for kids, dogs, cats, and other animals. Improper application of chemicals can have serious consequences.
When you call Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, you don't have to worry about being stung or breaking your leg. You don't have to worry about causing more damage to your home. You don't have to worry about angry wasps being driven into every nook and cranny of your home or having to deal with them later when they come out to sting you when you least expect it. And you're not going to have to worry about your family and your pets being exposed to chemical insecticides. Our team is an industry leader in pest control and is in the TOP 100 pest management firms in the Nation. We use field-tested and expert-trusted pest control methods to resolve pest control problems, with an emphasis on using green pest control first and applying limited and targeted chemicals only when they are absolutely necessary.
If you're dealing with wasps, bees, or hornets, we're here to help. Find out if you're in our extensive Missouri service area.
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