All in one season, 6 months in the life of a Yellow Jacket
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June 17, 2013:
Protective barriers have always been important. The Great Wall of China was built to keep out invaders, as were moats around castles in medieval times. Today dentists use fluoride on teeth to help protect them from tooth decay. As the wise old saying goes, “an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure!”

Our professional perimeter treatments use this same concept to help keep unwanted pests from entering your home and other buildings. This “first line of defense” makes the home a cleaner, safer, and healthier place to live. By keeping outdoor pests outdoors, we can reduce health hazards caused by stinging and biting pests, reduce certain kinds of asthma problems, and reduce the number of germs that these pests bring indoors. Fewer pests also means a cleaner home and you spend less time cleaning up pest droppings, webs, and their dead bodies--- something none of us want to do!

Of the over one million species of insects that have already been discovered, (and scientists believe there are 10 million more waiting to be found), more of them live outdoors. At any one time a typical yard can easily contain more than a thousand kinds of insects! It’s no wonder that with all the hidden cracks and other openings into a home, some of these bugs will find their way indoors. That’s why the “protective shield” of a perimeter treatment makes so much sense; it stops many pests before they ever become a problem.

Perimeter treatments are just one of the important tools we use to enable our customers to enjoy the benefits of a more pest-free environment. (NCE,TMJ)

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All in one season, 6 months in the life of a Yellow Jacket

All in one season, 6 months in the life of a Yellow Jacket

by David Harmon on 06/04/14

Did you know that all of those thousands of yellow jackets flying around in your back yard at the end of summer began with a single queen in the spring?  Yes that’s right.  Each spring a fertile queen who has endured the winter begins building her first nest as the weather warms.  She will lay eggs in that nest and then go out in search of food for those embryos.  She will find and sting spiders, caterpillars and other such bugs to take back to the nest and place them next to the eggs and seals the chamber.  The young larvae hatch, feed on the insect or arachnid left by the queen, mature, pupate and eventually emerge as an adult wasp.  The new wasps in turn become the hunter gatherers and the queen becomes an egg laying machine.  By the end of summer that one individual queen can turn out a colony of up to 25,000 individuals.  So you can see by reducing the number of yellow jackets in the spring you can greatly impact the number in the fall.  Most all other wasps and bees follow this same pattern.  Using yellow jacket traps will help capture theses flying stinging machines, or using professional services like those offered by Woods Pest Control, can help you reduce the risk of unhappy encounters with these perimeter invaders.  You can contact a Woods Pest Control professional technician at  (530)229-0458 or at woodspestcontrol.com.