Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Yellow Jackets are typically a ¬Ĺ inch in length
  • They are bright yellow with thin black stripes
  • Their nests are found in cavities of trees, buildings, and homes but can also create ground nests
  • They enter and exit their nests similar to planes at a very active airport

Active Season

  • Most Yellow Jacket nests in the northeast are active from June through October
  • Their nest populations will easily reach into the thousands

Interesting Facts

  • Many other insects mimic Yellow Jackets in color and pattern to scare off predators
  • Underground nests tend to be repurposed animal burrows
  • Never swat at a Yellow Jacket as this will increase your chances of being stung

Cause for Concern

  • When building nests in the voids of a house they will tend to destroy part of the ceiling or wall in the process; in many cases the weight of the nest will collapse a ceiling or wall
  • They can produce a repeated and painful sting

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Yellow Jackets. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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