Yellow Jackets: What you Should Know

Yellow Jacket is a name used for predatory wasps in North America. These creature are often confused for bees, but are actually quite different. While bees eat nectar and pollen, Yellow Jackets are actually carnivorous, and eat many different types of insects. These creatures are commonly found around homes because they are scavenging for food, and can be dangerous if left unchecked. This is why it is important to know about these pests behaviors and tendencies in order to protect against dangerous Yellow Jacket infestations.


Yellow Jackets are very protective of their nests, and can be very aggressive if threatened. Unlike honey bees, Yellow Jackets can sting multiple times, and their stings are more powerful. Since wasps can sting more than once, it is important to get away from the area as soon as you can. Additionally, many people are allergic to Yellow Jacket stings, and can even die if their reaction is serious enough. For these reasons it is very important to know how to identify when you are dealing with a Yellow Jacket infestation. Yellow Jackets commonly build their nests low to the ground under porch steps, at the base of trees, underground in rodent burrows and many other areas. It is important to notice quickly the presence of Yellow Jackets so they do not have time to build several nests and spread. If a problem becomes too severe, you and your loved ones may be in danger.

If you have recently seen nests, or an abundance of Yellow Jackets, it is important to call for help right away. We treat Yellow Jacket infestations and also help with prevention to assure the problem does not persist in the future If you have any questions or concerns about Yellow Jackets, or would like us t help with an infestation, give us a call today!


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