Michigan Wasp Control

Wasps in Boston and south-eastern Michigan, especially in both Wayne and Oakland counties, are a common problem.  There are two different types of wasps in Michigan and Boston; the paper wasp and the yellow jacket wasp.

Paper wasps construct paper nests from wood that they chew into pulp.  The paper wasp queen, is the lone female that over-winters.  She starts her nest by attaching a thick paper strand to an overhanging structure and builds hollow cells by chewing wood or plant cellulose mixed with water and shaped with her mouth.  These small nest beginnings take an umbrella-like shape.

Yellow Jackets come in two different types depending on how they nest: Aerial Nesters and Underground Nesters.  Some yellow jacket nests hang in trees and shrubs, and some are developed underground.  One species of yellow jacket is the bald-faced hornet which typically builds its nest by attaching it in a protected area of a building or in a tree.  Sometimes, because of how aggressive these pests can be, we recommend using a bee suit while performing yellow jacket removal.

How to protect your home from Paper Wasps and Yellow Jackets

  • Remove old nests and scrape the point of attachment as previous wasp pheromones will attract new queens to build a nest in the same location
  • Remove ripe fruit that has fallen from nearby trees as soon as possible
  • Caulk any possible entry point in attics, window frames, and around wall penetrations to keep over-wintering wasps out of rooms and wall voids.
  • Clean garbage cans regularly and make sure lids are sealed tight
  • Remove soft drink cans, candy wrappers, or other sources of refuse during periods of wasp and yellow jacket activity

proof. Pest Control provides a complete wasp removal service, both paper wasps and yellow-jackets.  For a free yellow jacket pest control control consultation, please call today and speak with your local wasp exterminator.

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