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A while back we talked about having your home sprayed in early spring to make sure that pests don’t have a chance to setup nests. We also talked about how to put out bee traps in early spring to catch the queens. The below video was shot in Grass Valley, CA and shows what happens when a yellow jacket queen gets a chance to  start a nest.

Once the nest is started it can grow very quickly. The nest in this video probably contains about 200-250 yellow jackets, which are very aggressive and can sting and bite.

The entire nest is run by one queen, so if you can prevent the queen from nesting you’ll save yourself a lot of trouble. For more information on the best way to  prevent bee and wasp nests around your home take a look at this page: Yellow Jacket Prevention.

If you already have a nest you need taken care of please contact us as soon as possible.