The wrong side of the screen: Preventing the nesting of yellow jackets and wasps

by on 04/07/2014 - 02:52 pm

Category: Home

By Gary Jones, Ideal Pest Control


Nothing shuts down the fun of an outdoor activity like someone getting stung by a wasp or yellow jacket. Especially in the spring, when we see plenty of nests in, on, and around homes.


The best way to protect your family is by preventing stinging insects from nesting near you. And the best way to do that is with a structural power spray, which is not the same thing as a pressure wash.


At Ideal Pest Control, we spray your house with appropriate products designed to kill insects and prevent them from nesting. We spray the entire structure, including peaks, eaves, windows, soffits, shutters, corner posts, doorways, handrails, and wherever else there could be a crack. And our products won’t stain anything that water won’t stain, including vinyl, aluminum siding, stained wood, etc.


All structures on the property are treated, including out buildings, barns, detached garages, cedar play sets, sheds, etc. Then, about 30 to 45 minutes after we finish spraying, the products are completely dry and it is safe for kids and pets to go outside.


Our structural power spray costs $165 at the times of service (a pre-pay discount is available) and comes with a one-year warranty. If you see stinging insects nesting around your home or anywhere on the property for the remainder of the year, we come back—for free. Although the structural power spray also helps against other creepy crawlers, we recommend our Full-Year/365 Protection Plan—year-round protection for all insects and mice. New clients can save $25 on the 365 Protection Plan, and earn an extra $25 pre-pay discount.


Don’t get stung and don’t wait until nesting has begun.


For seasons free of unwanted pests, call Ideal Pest Control at 330-963-0085 or 330-562-8650. Visit to learn more. Offices are located at 711 East Twinsburg Road, Unit 8, in Northfield Center.