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Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are usually found nesting in the ground, but they can also inhabit railroad ties, wall voids and above ground locations.

Yellow Jackets feed on insects during the spring months. Spraying surrounding foliage with an appropriate insecticide helps reduce the population.

Yellow Jackets populations are largest during the fall months and can become a serious nuisance pest because they are aggressive toward anything they see as a threat.

To locate a yellow jacket nest, look during the hottest parts of the day, because they are most active at that time. You will see the workers entering and exiting a small hole in the ground if they've made the nest underground. Mark the entry points. Treat at night when the yellow jackets are the least active and most are in the nest.

Spraying Yellow Jacket Nests:

  1. Spray opening at night with pyrethrin aerosol-CB 80, CV-80 D, PT 656 or V One
  2. Wait until aerosol is dry (10-15 minutes)
  3. Dust opening with Tempo Dust, Evergreen or D Fense Dust

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  1. ExciteR 55 Aerosol

    Starting at: $21.50

    ExciteR 55 Aerosol provides a low-odor and broad-spectrum control for various insects. These include foraging ants (except pharaoh, fire, and harvester), cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, stored product beetles, stored product moths, wasps, fleas, and ticks. ExciteR 55 Aerosol comes with a handy flip-up crack and crevice tip to reach those hard to reach areas. Learn More
  2. Stryker Wasp & Hornet Killer

    Stryker Wasp & Hornet with 0.1 Prallethrin is a fast-acting wasp killer. Prallethrin so quickly kills, that it kills wasps and hornets before it can release its stinging pheromone. It may be sprayed as a spot killer or contact killer. Stryker Wasp & Hornet acts quickly and leaves a residual to eliminate the entire nest.It may be used against stinging insects both inside and outside.

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  3. Gotcha Sprayer Pro Adaptor

    The Gotcha Sprayer Pro Adaptor is an adaptor to put on the end of an extension pole to spray an aerosol or dispense a dust for hard to reach areas. It is designed for daily use by a professional exterminator. Typical applications are for carpenter bee holes, wasp and hornet nests, dusting tall fruit trees and dusting gardens. With this adapter you can reach areas without ladders, reducing falling risks. It also has an adjustable angle so you can use it to apply dust without bending or climbing.

    A standard threaded extension pole found at home and garden centers will fit.

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  4. 20 Foot Pro Line Aluminum Extension Pole (Item # 1720AL5)
    $48.50

    20 Foot Pro Line Aluminum Extension Pole (Item # 1720AL5) Learn More
  5. Bonide Wasp & Hornet Aerosol

    Out of stock

    This flying insect aerosol by Bonide for wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and carpenter bees. Bonide's Wasp & Hornet spray contains three active ingredients, Tetramethrin 0.1%, Permethrin 0.25% and Piperonyl Butoxide 0.50% to give an instant knock down and residual power.

    Can not be shipped by expedited choices, per air regulations.

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  6. Essentria Wasp and Hornet Spray

    Essentria Wasp and Hornet Spray features botanically based active ingredients (peppermint oil and sodium lauryl sulfate) for the control of Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, and Spiders. This forming formula provides immediate knockdown of these flying insects and is non-staining and water-based.

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  7. Country Vet CV-80D Aerosol

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    Country Vet's CV-80D, with 0.5% pyrethrins provides a fast contact kill for many flying and crawling insects. Learn More
  8. PT 565 Plus XLO Aerosol

    565 Plus XLO Contact Insecticide with pyrethrin provides a quick knockdown and has flushing capabilities. It may be used as a space spray or directed contact spray with its crack and crevice tip. As a low odor insecticide, It is perfect for inspecting for insects as if flushes them out of their hiding areas. It kills a broad range of flying and crawling insects.

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  9. JT Eaton 116 Inch Pro Line Extension Pole
    $21.00

    116 Inch Pro Line Extension Pole (( T1700BK2) Learn More
  10. onide's Stinger  Wasp and Hornet Foam

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    Bonide's Stinger Wasp and Hornet Foam

    Stinger Wasp and Hornet Foam produces a foam that envelopes stinging and biting insects. It entraps them and kills them instantly. Stinger Wasp and Hornet Foam by Bonide can reach nests up t o20' above ground. It coats the nests for a complete kill and leaves a residual action to kill any returning insects. It is a water-based formula and contains no CFC.

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