Yellow Jackets

The yellow jacket is the biggest threat when it comes to stinging insects. They are the most aggressive species of stinging insects with the ability to sting multiple times. Yellow jackets are social insects that live in nests built either in the ground or in the eaves or attics of people’s homes. Like hornets and wasps, they build their nests out of wood and plant fibers they chew up to make a paper-like nest. Similar to most stinging insects, they are yellow and black and about 1-inch in length.

They are one of the few stinging insects that do not collect pollen. They primarily prey on smaller insects, but it is not uncommon to find them eating human food. Yellow jackets are typically the insects that interrupt your picnics because they are attracted to sweet foods like juices and fruit. 

How Do I Get Rid of Yellow Jackets?

In contrast to most stinging insects, yellow jackets are aggressive insects that will sting – multiple times – if threatened or when someone gets too close to their nests. Yellow jacket colonies can house hundreds to even thousands of yellow jackets that will attack if their nest is threatened. This can be very dangerous for anyone who stumbles across a nest, especially someone who is allergic to stinging insects. Make sure to give us a call if you have a yellow jacket problem on your property or in your house. Our professional trained technicians are properly equipped to eliminate and remove your yellow jacket problem and nest(s). 

DID YOU KNOW? – The easiest way to tell yellow jackets apart from their stinging insect cousins is by the way they fly before they land. Yellow jackets will fly rapidly from side to side before landing. 

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