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Yellow jackets are a common type of wasp that can cause problems for homeowners and businesses alike. These pests can be particularly aggressive and pose a danger to people who are allergic to their venom. For this reason, it is essential to take measures to control and eliminate yellow jackets.  While our company, Southern Pest Mgmt, specializes in safely and efficiently dealing with these wasps we wanted to share some information that can help prevent yellow jackets from bothering you. While there are steps you can take to avoid attracting them to your property and reduce the chance of them creating a hive nearby, they can forage in a large area so prevention is difficult. One of our most popular services is a yellow jacket search & removal. We excel at finding the hive if it is on your property and it only requires one quick visit to take care of them for good.

Identification and Behavior 

Yellow jackets are easily recognized by their black and yellow striped bodies. They are typically about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch long and have narrow waists. These wasps are social insects that live in colonies. The colony can have thousands of workers, and they are all dedicated to supporting the queen. 

Yellow jackets are carnivorous and primarily feed on other insects, such as caterpillars, flies, and spiders. However, they are also attracted to sweet foods, and this is often what brings them into contact with humans. If a yellow jacket feels threatened, it will become aggressive and may sting repeatedly. 

Control and Prevention 

Preventing yellow jackets from establishing a colony on your property is the best way to avoid problems with these pests. The following measures can help prevent yellow jackets from making your property their home: 

  1. Keep garbage cans tightly closed and away from outdoor seating areas. 
  2. Do not leave food or sugary drinks outside. 
  3. Seal cracks and gaps in your home’s foundation, walls, and roof. 
  4. Trim back overgrown vegetation around your property. 

In conclusion, yellow jackets are a common pest that while they are beneficial to our environment, can be particularly aggressive and dangerous. It is essential to take steps to prevent these pests from establishing a colony on your property, and if you do have an infestation, it is best to call a professional company such as ours, Southern Wildlife Management, to safely remove the hornet nest. We provide Affordable Yellow Jacket Hive Removal Services. Any hive that is not addressed will create multiple fertilized yellow jacket foundresses (or queens) that will be ready to create their own hive next spring. With proper prevention and control measures, you can keep your property free from these pesky wasps and ensure the safety of you and your family. 

It is the time of the year for our beloved Yellow Jackets to start to appear!
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