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Typically, yellow jackets have a yellow and black head/face and patterned abdomen. Because these pests are known to sting multiple times, it’s important to know how to properly get rid of yellow jackets to avoid injury.Yellow jackets are more aggressive that other wasps because they will vigorously defend their nests from intruders.  Weather can also affect their behavior. They tend to be more apt to sting on windy, humid or cloudy days. Unlike honey bees, yellow jackets can sting multiple times. Swatting will increase the chances of an aggressive reaction from this insect.

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These wasps are scavengers who pick up bits of food from picnics and trash cans. Yellow jackets are strongly attracted to sweet liquids such as soda and often enter cans.  Yellow jackets may nest in the ground, lower branches of shrubs, hollow logs, stumps or wall voids of buildings. They are social wasps with a queen and many workers. Late summer, these wasp nests can contain thousands of workers.

Looking to get rid of yellow jackets? Call a pest professional if you suspect yellow jacket activity on your property. Because of their tendency to sting when threatened, yellow jacket control requires protective clothing: long sleeves, trousers tucked into socks, gloves, and a beekeeper’s hat. You want to avoid getting stung.

Other ways to avoid yellow jackets include removing garbage frequently, keep trashcans covered, and have windows screens in good condition. You might also avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfumes.

Find other Yellow Jacket Facts here.

Don’t wait – call today to remove yellow jackets and other stinging pests from your home and yard.  Suburban Exterminating can be reached at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.

Help is on the way to this Long Islander: “I just purchased a home in Medford, NY. I noticed that there is a main entrance hole ( very active ) in the siding near the gutter / roof where yellow jackets are entering . If I stand in the room near the window upstairs where the entrance whole is I can hear the buzzing of the wings threw the wall . No signs of chewing through sheet rock or any signs of dead yellow jackets in the room. Not sure if I should wait it out until winter when the queens disburse and hive dies off or have them removed . Main concern is then breaking through sheet rock or finding exit holes in the house drawn to the light during there peak season in the fall . Thank you for your assistance”


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