Yellow jackets are a native stinging insect species to Colorado and are one of the more dangerous and aggressive of the wasp families. Hives are started in spring by an overwintering queen who does all the work until a first generation of workers emerge. In late summer, a new generation of reproducing male and female insects emerge to mate. A new queen looks for a place to spend the winter while the old queen and her colony die off.
Colonies are most dangerous this time of year when they're at their largest. Yellow jackets will build hives in well protected areas such as inside the exterior walls of homes or in voids underneath concrete pads. A can of store bought wasp spray will not be sufficient to control these protected hives, and will incite an aggressive response from the insects.
IPM of Northern Colorado has the professional tools to safely and effectively eliminate these dangerous hives and colonies; without having to remove siding or to jackhammer the concrete slab to get to the hive. A primary tool is an insecticidal foaming machine that injects an expanding sulfate foam into the void. The foam envelopes the insects and completely overwhelms and penetrates the hive.
Safety is our core value. Don’t get chased by an angry swarm of stinging insects, we can help keep your property safe.