Yellow jackets are an aggressive species of stinging insect, that despite their dangers, are considered to be a beneficial species because they are responsible for pollination and help to keep nuisance insect populations down. Adult workers grow to be between 3/8th and 5/8th of an inch in length. They have a hairless body that has a yellow and black banded pattern on it; their face and head is usually black or yellow in color. Their waist is extremely thin and defined; their wings are elongated and fold laterally on their body when at rest.
Are they dangerous?
Yes, yellow jackets are extremely dangerous; they live in very large colonies, are very aggressive, and will not hesitate to sting to defend themselves or their nest. Yellow jackets have a smooth stinger which means that a single yellow jacket can sting its victim multiple times. A yellow jacket sting is not only super painful, but their venom can cause severe and sometimes life-threatening reactions in people.
Can I get rid of yellow jackets by myself?
Due to the complexity of treatment and the time required, yellow jackets are generally not a pest many people have success in eradicating without the assistance of a professional pest control company. Beware when purchasing pesticides and other products online as many are not effective. Pesticides can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.
How do I prevent an infestation?
Preventing yellow jackets from invading your property is difficult but there are a few precautions that you can take to help reduce the likely-hood of an infestation. Trim back trees and bushes from your home. Reduce the amount of flowering landscape found planted near the exterior of your home. Make sure that outdoor trash cans have tight fitting lids. Fix holes found around your home’s roof line and replace loose or missing roof shingles. Seal all cracks found in your home’s foundation. Caulk gaps around windows and doors. Make sure that vent covers are secure and that any chimneys have tight fitting caps on them.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how dangerous a nest of yellow jackets can be at your home or business. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products. During treatment of your targeted infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them, and professional tools to remove hard to reach nests. At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on the proper way to rid your home of yellow jackets and our professional and safe methods for treatment.