Yellow Jacket Blog

Contrary to their name, yellow jackets have nothing to do with the fashion industry. You won’t be seeing them walking down the runway with their pouty faces and long legs showing off the latest fashion trends. That’s not their jam. Instead of being on full display, they’d rather stay out of the public eye and do something, oh, I don’t know, like build their nest inside the walls of your house.

Where do Yellow Jackets live?

Yep, you read that right. In their search for a toasty warm, safe, and protected place to call home, yellow jackets have been known to make their nests inside the walls of your house. Yes, I know I repeated the “inside of the walls of your house” part, but I did it because I want to be clear that you could be sharing your home with thousands of yellow jacket wasps. Just a few inches from where you lay your head on your pillow at night could be a nest that houses mama wasps, daddy wasps, baby wasps, and all of their close and distant cousins.

So, let me tell you a little bit about your roommates. Yellow jackets measure 10-16 millimeters in length and are black and yellow which is the reason they are often confused with bees. They love meals that consist of beetle grubs, flies, and other pests that are considered harmful, which is good, but they are also big time backyard party crashers that are drawn in by the tantalizing aroma of sweets and grilled meat and fish.

Are Yellow Jackets aggressive?

Yellow jackets are super protective of their nests and will aggressively attack when they feel threatened or feel the need to defend their nest. Their sting is no walk in the park and basically hurts like a mother. They are able to deliver multiple stings at a time because lance-like stingers plus small barbs equals the ability to sting repeatedly. It is basic math. 

To continue with the math theme, to sum up, your unwanted guests are aggressive, they sting, they crash your parties, they find ways into your house, and then build nests inside your walls. Then, on top of all that, they proceed to grow their colonies in numbers that can far exceed a thousand of their closest relatives. What does this equal? Without a doubt, this equals the worst roommates ever.

So, if you are lying in bed, trying to fall asleep and there is this unfamiliar chewing or scratching sound coming from inside the wall, permeating your ears, and piercing your brain, you just might have some unwanted guests getting comfy and cozy just mere inches from your head. To add to that lovely, super-comforting scenario, they can chew through insulation and drywall, which means that eventually, if left unchecked, they will break through the barrier between their nest and your head.

How to get rid of Yellow Jackets

Unless you don’t mind this special brand of roommate sharing your home, then time is of the essence when it comes to ridding your home of yellow jackets. HowToPest.com has exactly what you need for all of your yellow jacket problems. Our professional-grade products are strong enough and effective enough to evict even the worst roommates.

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