It is the end of summer, but there is still time for get-togethers with family and friends. There is still time for barbecues and outdoor gatherings. Cold temperatures aren't going to ruin your fun, but there is something that could. That's right. Yellow jackets!
The majority of yellow jackets don’t make it through the winter. Oftentimes, only the queen makes it to spring. So, yellow jacket populations start off low in the spring and grow all summer long. By the end of summer, they are nearing their max. This can make them a serious problem.
4 Reasons Yellow Jackets Are Bad
These insects are fiercely protective of their nests.
Yellow jackets don't lose their stingers when they sting. They can sting multiple times. So, it only takes one yellow jacket to cause a lot of pain.
Yellow jackets are an insect that will activate into a swarm, meaning if one is mad at you, they all are. Not only do they swarm, they are known to give chase for several yards, going around obstacles as they go.
If you haven't gone to that shed for a while, you may be in for a surprise. Yellow jackets are notorious for getting into sheds and other outbuildings. They can even build their nests in strange places like stored furniture. At the end of summer, these nests could be quite large.
Yellow jackets are aggressive and dangerous pests. It is never a good idea to try and eradicate nests without proper protective gear, equipment, and pest control knowledge. At the first sight of these stinging pests, reach out to Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions. The experts here at Rottler can do a free inspection of your Missouri property, locate all yellow jacket nests, and safely neutralize them.
You don't have to let yellow jackets ruin your outdoor plans. Rottler can keep you, your family, and your friends safe from these aggressive pests. The best defense for yellow jackets is a good offense. Get proactive today, with expert pest control from Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions.