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Hornet Exterminator in Michigan

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What do yellow jackets look like?
As the name would suggest, yellow jackets are yellow and black in color, although some are black and white. These small wasps measure about 10 to 16 mm in length, with a thin, defined waist and elongated wings that span the length of the body and fold laterally when resting. They are often mistaken for bees.

What does a yellow jackets’ nest look like?
Yellow jackets typically nest in the ground and create their colonies below porches or steps, at the base of trees, in sidewalk cracks, or around railroad ties. Yellow jackets are not known to nest inside of homes. They have also been known to nest aerially in the wall void of buildings, in bushes, in low-hanging branches, or in the corners of homes and buildings.

What is common yellow jacket behavior?
Yellow jackets are social wasps. They live in underground colonies that may grow to thousands of insects at a time. Their diet consists of beetle grubs, flies, and other harmful pests, which is beneficial to the ecosystem, but they are also known as scavengers that enjoy meat, fish, and sugars and are a nuisance when found around trash cans.

Do yellow jackets sting? Do yellow jackets bite?
Yellow jackets are aggressive protectors of their colonies; otherwise, these wasps are not known to sting. However, when threatened, yellow jackets are capable of stinging repeatedly and their sting is known to be painful. The yellow jacket is also known to bite.

What are signs of a yellow jacket problem?
The best indication of a yellow jacket problem is actually seeing the workers themselves. You may also be able to see the nest, especially when it is an aerial nest.

How do I get rid of yellow jackets?
Yellow jackets are pollinators that eat many harmful insects, so you do not need to take any action unless there is a stinging risk for people or pets. To prevent yellow jackets from nesting, it is beneficial to keep all trash cans closed and clean so that yellow jackets cannot scavenge for food inside or outside of the can. You can also purchase specialized yellow jacket traps; however, due to the fact that there can be thousands of these pests inside of a single colony, that may be ineffective for larger infestations. It is recommended that you call a pest control professional to solve this problem.

The first step in exterminating yellow jackets is to locate the nest, which is fairly simple when it is an aerial nest but a little more difficult when the nest is located underground. After the yellow jacket nest is located, the problem can be solved in a variety of ways. For aerial nests built in a structure such as a building void, it is imperative that the entrance is not sealed until all of the yellow jackets are dead. Typically, this extermination is done at night when most of the yellow jackets are inside of the nest. The pest control professional will spray a dust or an aerosol product in and around the nest to kill the wasps. Once these wasps are dead, it is safe to remove the nest. It is imperative to not close the entrance of the nests built in building voids because the yellow jackets will try to escape the nest by getting into the building, causing a stinging hazard for everybody inside of the structure.

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Amy Keogh
22:12 23 May 19
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Mel Hawl
22:54 26 Apr 19
Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
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Allie Dennis
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Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
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Julie Widiker
Julie Widiker
19:39 01 Feb 19
This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
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Sara DeNardo
20:17 14 Jan 19
I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable. thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
Laura Gush
Laura Gush
10:44 09 Jan 19
Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick....Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
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Anthony Grochowski
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