Video of the Week: The "Dominators" eliminate 2 nests
I recently found this clever video series created by Dominion Pest Control, a extermination service company out of Lancaster, York and Reading, Pennsylvania. They've crafted a "reality show" featuring their owner Greg and pest control technician Chris solve customers' pest control problems with ants, roaches, termites... and our favorites, hornets and yellowjackets.
This video shows a small portion of the filming of the series:
First monster yellowjacket nest sighting of the season
A couple in Pasco County, Florida recently found a monster yellowjacket nest on the outside of a tree while hiking through the woods. They called in the experts, who suited up before destroying the nest with soapy foam and a shovel.
The nest likely contained multiple queens and thousands of yellowjackets. Yikes!
WHY-vangelists share their photos
I caught five yellowjacket queens and one blackjacket queen over the weekend in my W*H*Y Trap. Unfortunately, I can't show you this catch because I forgot to take a photo of it -- it was time to rebait the trap and I was eager to do so to catch the paper wasps I saw flying around.
Thankfully, we have some early WHY-vangelists who have done a better job of documenting what their W*H*Y Trap has caught so far this spring. Take a look...
Pat Pfeifer in Plummer, Idaho had a good early catch of wasps in the top chamber of his W*H*Y Trap (note the bodies that had already sunk to the bottom of the water):
This photo shows a trap in Canada -- Creston, BC to be exact. The catch is from late April/early May:
Here are some photos showing the top and the bottom of the W*H*Y Trap in Greenacres, Washington:
Our favorite is still from Stamford, TX -- this shows a catch made back in February!
Keep those W*H*Y Trap photos coming, folks!
If you're using the W*H*Y Trap for Wasps, Hornets & Yellowjackets, here's a helpful hint we've discovered:
When baiting the top chamber, add 1-2 drops of dishwashing liquid to the top chamber. This will coat the insects' wings and make it harder for them to fly once trapped -- which leads to an earlier death... mmmwahahahaha!
Ahem. Happy trapping.
Video of the Week: Yellowjackets, Hornets & Wasps... Oh my!
Our featured video this week comes courtesy of Hal Coleman, entomologist in Atlanta. Hal talks about the differences between wasps, hornets and yellowjackets. The highlight of the video occurs halfway in, when he hoists an extremely large bald-faced hornet nest up near his head.