Safeguard Pest Control service area covers West Michigan: Allendale 49401, Coopersville 49404, Fremont 49412 & 49413, Grand Haven 49417, Grand Rapids Areas, Holland 49423 & 49424, Hudsonville 49426, Spring Lake 49456, Marne 49435, Montague 49437, Muskegon 49442, New Era 49446, Norton Shores 49441, Rockford 49341 & 49351, Rothbury 49452, Twin Lake 49457, West Olive 49460, Whitehall 49461 & 49463, Zeeland 49464 and more.
Yellow Jackets – Aggressive in August
Yellow Jackets are commonly referred to as bees because of their similar size and sting, but they are actually a wasp. They are typically .5in (12mm) long with alternating black, yellow and white bands on the abdomen. They are not covered in tan-brown dense hairs like the honeybee and do not carry pollen.
The yellow jacket stinger is a lance-like stinger with small barbs on it. They typically sting multiple times, but the barbs can get stuck and will pull free from the wasps body. Like most bee venom, it is primarily only dangerous to individuals who are allergic, or are stung many times.
Yellow Jackets build their nests in trees, shrubs, or in protected places such as inside man-made structures, or in soil cavities, tree stumps, mouse burrows, etc. They build them from wood fiber they chew into a paper-like pulp. Extreme caution should be taken when dealing with any wasp nest, especially a mature one. The yellow jacket is extremely territorial and protective of its nest, especially in the month of August when it is most active. Over the counter wasp killers can be effective. Be sure to read the entire label carefully as these are extremely toxic and can cause significant harm to yourself or the area. If you are known to be allergic to bees it is advised that you call a professional.
Need a pro to address your Yellow Jacket problems? Safeguard Pest Solutions can help! Call us at:
Pest Free Property
By now, you’ve probably figured out that eliminating pests is not easy. Eliminating bugs, bees, termites, rodents & other pests requires specialized knowledge. Safeguard Pest Solutions has the knowledge to help you take back your property and enjoy it again – inside and outside. Whether your property is residential or commercial, we are trained in pest control and extermination services and are here to help you with pests like:
• Ants & Other Insects
• Wasps & Bees
• Mosquitoes & Ticks
We are a family owned and operated pest control company that provides safe and high quality pest control. We use odorless spays and/or baiting systems, live trapping and organic solutions to help safeguard your home from all unwanted pests at reasonable rates.
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm & Sat: 8am-6pm
We are easy to get ahold of: Email or Call 231-903-0063, we want to help!
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What people say about us:
We had a terrible wasp problem for a couple years and my daughter is allergic to bees! We tried about 100 other options and then called Mike. He came out the next morning and we haven’t had any problems since! Thanks Mike! You did a great job! We should have called you sooner!
Thank you for making it possible to sit outside again! We have a pond and live in the woods, after Mike sprayed we were able to go outside again!
Mike does an amazing job!! Always on time and very knowledgeable. No more spiders for me!!!
Pest Control Solutions
Pest Elimination Program (PEP) Seasonal Treatment
Need bugs, rodents or other pests removed from your home or yard quickly? Keep the pests out with Safeguard’s Pest Elimination Program. It’s designed to keep bugs where they belong – outside of your home! The PEP service, targets the exact treatment formula and rotation schedule needed to keep your home free from pesky home invaders such as ants, stink bugs, spiders, wasps, Japanese beetles and more. Guaranteed satisfaction! If you have any problems inside your home while signed up with PEP, Safeguard will take care of you at no extra costs. And—in addition to this great value, we’ll happily remove any unwanted wasp, bee and yellow jacket nests. Need more than one type of service? You can save by bundling services. Let’s discuss the best pest control programs and services for your needs. Safeguard Pest Solutions is here for you.
(PEP does not include pests that can be carried in by pets or loved ones such as fleas, ticks, bed bugs, and similar. We are happy to discuss included and non-included services prior to sign-up.)
Our Service Area
Safeguard Pest Solutions reaches out to communities in the West Michigan area. Is your property in Fruitport, Muskegon, Norton Shores, or Spring Lake? We are close by and ready to put our experts on the job. We also service Allendale, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids , and Zeeland. These are just a few of the areas we service. Don’t see your area listed here? Call us! We’ll be happy to see if we can make arrangements to visit your location.
Call 231-903-0063, we want to help you get rid of your uninvited “guests”.