Identification

The Yellow Jacket has similar features to the bee. They are usually smaller, with yellow and black stripes on their body. They are very aggressive and can sting more than once. Their nests are typically made close to the ground and can be made of paper-like material, which is a mixture of wood and salivary secretions of the female wasps.

Detection

When a nest is seen, a problem has occurred. Yellow Jackets may have colonies in the hundreds or thousands, and can grow to large quantities overnight. These nests are usually found in wall voids, in the ground, by juniper bushes, and sometimes on tree limbs. They are very active with rapid movement and are extremely aggressive.

Impact

They build their nests around human establishments, and many people are allergic to Yellow Jacket stings. Due to their defensive nature, Yellow Jackets are easily provoked to sting when their nest is disturbed. For this reason, it’s vital to seek out an insect pest control service to get the situation handled.

Prevention

Preventing a Yellow Jacket problem is difficult and is best to get handled by a professional as soon as a nest is detected. The following steps will help: 

  • Keep all food and beverages in covered containers
  • Clean up spills as soon as possible
  • Use covered waste containers

Solution

A professional insect pest control treatment is the best way to reduce Yellow Jackets in a given area. These Yellow Jackets are very aggressive, and seeking professional help is highly recommended. High Country Pest Control offers a professional insect pest control treatment for the reduction of Yellow Jackets. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to address your Yellow Jacket or other insect infestation problems. Don’t waste time and money on over-the-counter remedies or unprofessional pest control services. Call High Country Pest Control in Colorado Springs for reliable pest control service today!