Yellow Jackets are one of the most aggressive stinging insects that you might come across on your property. On top of that, an individual yellow jacket can sting more than one time. Their stings are painful and can even cause an allergic reaction in some people. Yellow Jackets, along with other stinging insects, have been known to send over 500,000 people to emergency rooms every year. To keep you and your family safe and save yourself a potential trip to Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, make Star Yellow Jacket Control an important part of your yearly property maintenance.
Characteristics: Yellow Jackets get their name from their yellow and black striped abdomen. They look similar to other stinging insects but have a noticeable slim “waist” and are 3/8 of an inch to 5/8 of an inch in length. Yellow jackets are found throughout the United States and are most active during the late summer and early fall. They make their nests out of chewed up cellulose and you can often find their nests in areas such as eaves attics or underground. Yellow jackets feed on sweets and proteins, which is why they often invite themselves to barbecues and other outdoor activities.
Prevention: Yellow Jackets are very territorial and protective of their nest. Due to this, it is important to stay clear of any known yellow jacket nests and contact a professional pest control company. To keep yourself from attracting yellow jackets, keep garbage can covered and avoid wearing perfume when you know you will be spending time outdoors. To make sure no yellow jackets make it inside your home, keep windows and doors closed. Also, make sure your screens don’t have any tears or holes in them.
If you are needing help with Star Yellow Jacket Control, contact Get Lost Pest Control right away! Do not attempt to remove the nests yourself, as you will likely end up with stings as they defend their home. Get Lost has the safety gear needed to take care of nests without the risk of getting stung. They will use an instant kill to take care of any existing yellow jackets. They will also knock down any nests and spray those areas with a product that has a 3 month residual. This means that it will keep yellow jackets from rebuilding nests in the same area for up to 3 months.