Orkin Pest Control Services Compliment - Fast, courteous, prompt and very reliable
COLORADO -- On Friday, September 17, 2010, after shopping, I pulled into my driveway, and saw something odd in the upper corner of the outside of our third garage. I got out of the car, and it appeared to be some type of cone nest, made out of paper, and there were swarms of what I thought were yellow jackets flying around. I immediately pulled into the first garage, where I park my vehicle, and called the Orkin man. I told my husband he misses all the fun situations, due to his work schedule. This is the type of fun I'm almost sure he would not miss!
The girl who answered said, she could have someone out there in less then two hours, which I said was fine. I called my parents to please come get the twins, and take the dogs back to their house. I was worried about one of us, including the dogs, being stung, with the way these creatures were swarming.
The Orkin man showed up in forty five minutes, and I was very relieved to see him. I showed him the area, and asked him if there was honey being made. He told me, oh no, they are not yellow jackets, they are paper wasps and very dangerous. He said yellow jackets nest in the groud, which is something I did not know. I asked him what he would use to get rid of them. I did feel bad about having to kill them, but the Orkin man said he did not feel bad about killing them, due to the fact, once they get stinging, it becomes a very dangerous situation for the victims.
I asked him what he was going to use, and he had a can of something called Wasp Freeze, which would stun them, and freeze them, basically causing instant death. He also assured me, it would not be harmful to myself, my family, dogs or wildlife. I was worried birds might come in to eat the dead corpses, and he said, nope, that would not happen.
I then went inside my house, and he proceeded to spray away. They were not that high up, so he as able to spray from a standing position. He then came back to get me, so I could see the results. And amazingly enough, they started dropping and were bascially dead when they hit the ground. He also said there would be paper wasps out flying, that would come back to the nest later on, but he was removing the nest, and so they would not have a nest to come back to, and they could not join in with another colony, so they would wander and die off. I could not believe how many there were all over the ground. The spray had an odd smell, sort of like orange furniture polish. He then swept them up for me, and told me they would continue to die off, and that it would be ok to sweep them up later on, after he left. That would be my husband's job.
I would like to say how pleased I was with how fast and promptly the Orkin man showed up. He also told me, the freeze spray, which he sprayed in the area of the where the next had been, would keep new paper wasps from nesting, if we did have any new ones decide to visit. He also said, this visit would also include if he had to come back for a second time, in case I did have any paper wasp issues. He gave it all to me in writing.
All in all, if I ever have any pest issues in the future, Orkin Pest Control Serives will be who I call.
Paper wasps and their cone paper nest.