Good luck running from a yellow jacket. Those little wasps are fast and fierce — exactly the type of flying insect you don’t want ruining a relaxing day in the sun. Once they come around, it’s hard to calm the yellow jackets (or your guests for that matter). Here at Fox Pest Control, we want you to feel comfortable and safe outdoors.
You might already know for sure that you have a yellow jacket problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a yellow jacket infestation in Chicagoland Area.
The most common sign of yellow jackets is actual yellow jackets flying around the yard, garden, house, flowers, or other areas.
Some species of yellow jackets make paper nests above ground. Some of these can be located in trees, on house siding, in window frames, hanging under soffits, or on posts.
Several species of yellow jackets make nests underground. Others may make nests under siding, inside soffits, or in similar hidden areas. These are difficult to spot because the only sign of them is yellow jackets flying in and out of the nest.
Think you have a yellow jacket problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free yellow jacket control quote.
Schedule same day service with one of our certified technicians.
Your technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized yellow jacket treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.
You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain yellow jacket free.
We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the yellow jackets don’t come back. If you see any yellow jacket activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!
For most people, a single sting doesn’t cause a big problem, other than painful swelling. Some people are allergic to yellow jacket stings. These people need to be especially careful. If you are stung and are allergic, seek medical attention immediately.
Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is a life-threatening allergic reaction, usually caused by an insect sting. Symptoms include respiratory constriction, massive or irregular swelling, hives, irregular heart pace or rhythm, and more.
Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a hormone that helps restore heart speed and rhythm, open airways, and improve blood flow during anaphylaxis. It is often included as an injection for those who are allergic to insect stings.
In general, yellow jackets eat other bugs, including crop-destroying insects that cause problems for gardeners and farmers, which makes them beneficial in the wild.
Some species of yellow jackets also eat flower nectar and pollen, just like bees, which means some yellow jackets help plants by pollination. Although, no pollinating insects are quite as efficient pollinators as native bees.
All yellow jackets eat meat, usually other insects. However, there are some yellow jacket species that also eat flower nectar and pollen.
Yellow jackets don’t make honey, but they can bring pollen that they regurgitate for their larvae to eat.
While all yellow jackets eat meat of one kind or another, some types also eat flower nectar and pollen. So, technically they are pollinators, but they aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees.
Wasp. This is a general term that describes any flying insect that can sting multiple times, eats meat, and is either solitary or makes colonies.
Hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers are all types of wasps.
Bumblebees have round, fuzzy bodies and stubby wings. They are usually black and yellow. They are closely related to wasps, but they aren’t wasps or bees.
Bees. Of all the thousands of bee species, they all have hairy bodies, short wings, and at least some hairs, though some kinds are fuzzy. They can be black and yellow or completely black.
The most well-known types of bees are honey bees and carpenter bees.
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Posted December 12th 2019
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Posted December 1st 2019
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Posted December 8th 2019
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