How to get rid of yellow jackets?

I need any ideas that I can use to get rid of yellow jackets. Don't know how their getting in or where the nest is. Would like to make windows & doors so they don't find easy access. Help!

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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 18, 2019

    Screens will go a long way toward keeping them out. Yellow jacket traps (away from house) will capture them.

    • Barb Barb on Jan 18, 2019

      I have built in window screens & they don't seem to stop them. Could they be coming in between the lower & upper levels? It's a two level house with 1 lower apt. (mine) & the upper apt. It's an older house w/a large wooden porch. Could they be in all the lumber laying around in stacks outside? Also, where can I get  these traps? AND...thanks for helping me! I APPRECIATE IT!

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 18, 2019

    You can get traps at any hardware or garden store section. The yellow jackets like to make nests in many places that are undisturbed. I used to have them build nests in the cracks of a retaining wall. Your wooden porch and house division are good candidates. We have a pest control spray our foundation and surrounding landscaping to kill the bugs that are on their dinner menu. If their food source is reduced, then they will go elsewhere. My wife is very allelic to the bees.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jan 24, 2019

    spray foam all holes even the smallest cracks you see many wasps hornets use plants/wood they grind up & mix to make paper type nests; try to find their nest and remove it