We have yellow jackets building a nest in our side yard by the garage. We see...
We have yellow jackets building a nest in our side yard by the garage. We see them going into the ground, but have seen one go under the siding. We have moved the mulch and some of the dirt away from the house where we see them. We have sprayed the area several times with yellow jacket and hornet spray and have put seven powder on it also. They're still there. Is there anything we can buy to get rid of them? What do we need to do? Any help you can give us would be appreciated. Thank You, Tom Bell
Franklin County Ohio
"Nests Below Ground
Treat as soon as the sun begins to rise with insecicidal dusts. If using a flashlight, cover the lens with red cellophane paper since light will stimulate yellow jacket wasps to come out of their nests. Dusts should be puffed into the nest immediately followed by a shovelful of moist soil over the entrance hole to prevent escape. Do not cover the nest entrance during daylight treatment as returning workers may try to protect the immediate area looking for the entrance. Some prefer not to cover the entrance hole either during the day or evening.