Preventing Yellow Jackets In San Francisco Homes This Year

Last Modified on October 11, 2021 by Zachary Smith

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It might seem strange that a company that specializes in gopher trapping would know a lot about yellow jacket control but the two actually go together. Yellow jackets often build ground nests inside holes created by animals. And there are few animals that can compete with a gopher at making holes.

So we’ve become somewhat of an authority on yellow jackets. Today, we’re going to talk about those gopher holes, as well as other holes that can make your San Francisco Bay area yard more susceptible to yellow jacket infestation.

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Obvious Holes

If you walk around your yard and find a hole in the ground, that is a yellow jacket nest waiting to happen—assuming it hasn’t already happened. Fill all the holes you find so that yellow jackets can’t utilize them. Look for holes in the root systems of trees. Look for them between rocks, bricks, or cement blocks. Also, look above ground for holes. A tree hole is the perfect location for a yellow jacket nest.

Not-So-Obvious Holes

Yellow jackets will create their nests in pretty much any void they can access. They’ll create a nest in an old car stored in your backyard. They’ll nest in a piece of furniture stored in a garage, barn, or shed. They’ll also nest in the wall voids of your garage, barn, or shed, and even the voids of your home. Keep them out by doing a detailed inspection of your exterior walls and sealing up any holes you find.

Never-Ending Holes

Some holes just can’t be filled. If a gopher is making holes in your backyard, not only will it open up holes you’ve filled in, it is going to make lots of new holes. And every one of those holes is a potential home for a yellow jacket nest. To prevent yellow jacket nests in your yard, and all of the misery that comes with having a gopher around, reach out to Smith’s.

Smith’s Pest Management. There’s No Job Too Big Or Too Small.

At Smith’s Pest Management, we specialize in eliminating underground pests. Whether it’s gophersmolesground squirrelsrats, yellow jackets, or something else, we can help! Schedule service today and get rid of those unwanted ground pests. We provide coverage for the San Francisco Bay Area from Monterey to Concord.

Author Bio: Zach Smith

Landscape Pro Turned Gopher Pro: Owner, Zach Smith, graduate of Cal Poly’s Horticulture program worked nine years as a landscape professional- dealing with gophers, moles, and ground squirrels and was quickly recruited by other local gardeners. Fast forward to the past 10+ years, where Zach and his team trap and remove burrowing pests from residential, municipal and commercial properties throughout the San Francisco Bay area, from Marin to Monterey.