There are many different kinds of pests that may threaten your home throughout the year. Yellow jackets are one of them, and they are an insect you definitely want to avoid anywhere near your home. They are known for their yellow and black stripes and painful stinging abilities. Yellow jackets are able to sting their victims multiple times which can cause a great deal of pain. Some people have an allergic reaction when stung by them which requires immediate medical attention, but even people without a known allergy to their venom can become dangerously ill when stung multiple times.
Yellow jackets can be very aggressive and dangerous. They are very territorial and protective. When you threaten one yellow jacket, the entire colony will come in defense! You should use a great deal of caution if you become aware of a yellow jacket nesting area so that there is no disturbance. When a nest is moved or hit, the yellow jackets feel threatened and they seek to attack whoever has disturbed them. Other than in a nest, yellow jackets can also be found at large, outdoor events where there is a lot of food and uncovered beverages.
Since there are many reasons yellow jackets may be attracted to your home or business, it’s important to know how to prevent any encounters with them. There are a few things you can do to help prevent yellow jackets from choosing your property to live on.
If there are any trees or bushes very close to your home, you will want to get them trimmed back.
Sometimes yellow jackets can be found inside trash cans, so make sure that if you are leaving trash outside, and the lid of the trash can has a very tight fitting seal.
Yellow jackets are small enough to fit through even the smallest cracks. It’s a good idea to check for any cracks in your foundation or gaps around any windows or doors.
If you have vents around your home, be sure to secure the covers so yellow jackets can’t creep in and build a nest inside.
These small steps for prevention are a great place to start in avoiding an encounter with a yellow jacket, but the only way to avoid them from sticking around is to call a professional pest control company. Without an active pest control service, yellow jackets can stay around and multiply causing a dangerous threat to you, your family and your guests.
Here at Rottler Pest Solutions, we care about the safety of your family. Our friendly, courteous technicians can come to your home and quickly examine for yellow jacket nesting sites and apply products which will safely remove these harmful insects.
Contact the pros here at Rottler Pest Solutions to schedule a visit to your property to make sure yellow jackets aren’t an threat to your home and family any longer.