Yellow Jackets Are Bees?
Stinging pests are Long Island’s Pest of the Month! Stinging pests can include digger wasps, bees, cicada killers, wasps, hornets, mosquitoes and yellow jackets. Yellow jackets are seen on Long Island as soon as the temperature heats up. Sometimes, yellow jackets are confused with bees. They are actually wasps.
Yellow Jacket Facts
1. Yellow jackets have a wasp-like shape. Typically, they have a black and yellow abdomen.
2. These flying insects are social and live in nests. Nests can be found in the ground or in eaves and attics.
3. Yellow jacket nests are made of chewed up cellulose.
4. One yellow jacket nest can contain up to 4,000 workers. Wow!
5. Yellow jackets are territorial and will sting if their nest is threatened!
6. Do not swat at a yellow jacket! Swatting will increase the chances of an aggressive reaction from this insect.
7. To avoid yellow jackets, wear shoes when walking in the grass and avoid wearing perfume.
8. Yellow jackets love open trash cans. Keep your garbage cans closed and empty them frequently.
9. Yellow jackets will sting multiple times.
10. Yellow jackets can cause allergic reactions. They are dangerous!
The National Pest Management Association advises you to seek immediate medical attention if stung!
Contact a licensed pest professional like Suburban Exterminating to remove bees nests and other stinging pests from your home and yard. Suburban Exterminating can be reached at (631) 864-6900 or (516) 864-6900.