Slug-A-Bug Takes the Sting Away from Yellow Jackets, Wasps & Hornets
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Safety is our #1 Priority
As proud stewards of the environment, a designation we are very proud of and bestowed on us by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Slug-A-Bug employees are committed to protecting you and your family from harmful stings as well as minimizing the impact of pesticides on the environment.
The Risk/Benefit Ratio
While Slug-A-Bug is committed to environmental responsibility, sometimes it becomes necessary to use low-impact materials to protect our valued customers from the danger of painful stings, allergic reactions and in some instances even death. Control can often be a hazardous undertaking for the novice. That’s why it’s important to contact the professionals at Slug-A-Bug.
Yellow Jackets are probably the most common of all wasps. They build a football-shaped nest that you often see hanging from tree branches or under the soffits of houses. They will also build their nests in the ground, stumps, wall voids, attics and a host of other often unexpected places. Nests typically begin forming in the spring, with a single queen and completely die at the end of the season.
Bald-faced hornets are black and white and are larger than most yellow jackets. Nests consist of a single queen and sterile females that are the workers. In the late summer, new queens and males are produced which leave the nest and mate. The queens then try to find places to overwinter. Those that survive will start a new nest the following season.
Paper wasps are large, dark wasps with long legs that dangle when they fly. They build open nests that resemble small upside down umbrellas and are usually found in the soffit and dormer areas of houses. They often build nests up high, where they can remain undisturbed, in entryways and occasionally can even be found under the lid of barbeque grills. Paper wasp numbers can become quite large, as the queens tend to overwinter in the attic and return to the same house next year.
Most daubers build their mud nests on the side of the house or under the eaves. These solitary wasps and are often shiny and black or blue in color.