What To Do About The Surplus Of Yellow Jackets In Kittitas County

Yellow jacket wasps are annoying little pests that create their nests in ground holes and structural voids. If you're noticing lots of these little wasps buzzing around in your landscaping or going in and out of a gap in your home, it might be time to get Kittitas County pest control. Let's take a look at a few facts every Kittitas County resident should know about yellow jackets. If you have an urgent need, jump over to our contact page for immediate assistance.

Is This A Yellow Jacket?

A yellow jacket worker is ⅜ to ⅝ of an inch long. That's pretty small, particularly when these insects are moving quickly through the air. If you have yellow jackets in your landscaping, you're probably not going to get a close enough look at them to see that they look fat for a wasp, but you might be able to see that they are black and yellow wasps. The easiest way to identify these insects is by considering their behavior.

Yellow Jacket Behavior & Potential Threats

Since yellow jackets create their nests in the ground, they're often found buzzing around near the ground where their nests are located. This behavior can help you tell that you're dealing with ground wasps. If you can also detect their black and yellow coloration, you can assume you're dealing with yellow jackets.

Be cautious in the area where you see more than one yellow jacket because the nest may be underfoot. You could step on it, or the vibration of moving around could disturb the nest. This will cause the yellow jackets to gather into a swarm.

Believe us when we say, a yellow jacket wasp sting is unpleasant! It is even more unpleasant when these wasps sting multiple times, which is what often happens. A yellow jacket doesn't lose its stinger when it stings because it doesn't have a barb on its stinger as a bee does.

When yellow jackets come into your yard, there are a few other behavior patterns that you should consider. The more you understand how yellow jackets behave, the more you'll be able to protect yourself from them.

  • Yellow jackets get into garbage in search of a meal. Not only do they get into garbage, but they're also attracted to the scent of garbage. It is important to keep trash in covered receptacles and to deodorize receptacles that start to have a stinky odor.
  • Yellow jackets eat insects, both dead and alive. The more insects you have around your home, the more you're likely to have trouble with yellow jackets. One great way to reduce insect populations is to replace exterior white lights with yellow lights. Insects can't perceive yellow light and are therefore not attracted to exterior yellow lights.
  • Yellow jackets don't just eat insects, they have a sweet tooth. If you have lots of flowers, you're going to have lots of yellow jackets. We recommend addressing lawn weeds as quickly as possible to reduce flowers on your property.
  • Yellow jackets drink water from puddles and objects that hold rainwater. If you address moisture problems and remove containers from your yard, you can make your yard less interesting to these wasps.

While removing attractants won't ensure that you never have a problem with yellow jackets, they can have a big impact. Addressing these attractants will also help to manage other pests that may decide to come into your yard.

How To Get Rid Of A Yellow Jacket Nest

Let's say you notice yellow jackets buzzing around in your landscaping? What can you do about that yellow jacket wasp nest? We wish we could say that there is an easy fix, but yellow jacket control can be tricky. It is difficult to get control products where they need to be. It is even more difficult to deal with a yellow jacket nest in your attic or in a wall void.

If you go after these wasps and make a mistake, they're likely to let you know it. We hope you decide to contact Prosite for wasp removal. We use advanced methods and trusted products to make sure your wasp problem is completely resolved, without the unwanted results that can occur.

Prosite: Effective Yellow Jacket Control

The best way to deal with yellow jackets is to proactively address yellow jackets immediately. These painful pests can be agitated by the vibration of a lawnmower or by your activity as you apply mulch or trim your landscaping.

When you have an ongoing residential pest control service from Prosite, you get routine inspections of your property. These inspections catch yellow jackets, paper wasps, carpenter bees, and other stinging pest problems early and stop these pests before they catch you by surprise.

Connect with us today to learn more or to schedule a service visit.

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