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Long Island's Complete Yellow Jacket Control Handbook

August 15, 2022 - Yellow Jackets

If you're a Long Island resident, then you know that summertime means dealing with yellow jackets. These pesky insects can be a real nuisance, but with the right information, you can keep them under control. EM Pest Control will discuss everything you need to know about yellow jackets in Long Island: basic yellow jacket facts, their habits, and the threats they pose. We'll also give you some tips on how to get rid of their nests safely and effectively with Long Island pest control. Stay safe this summer and keep those yellow jackets at bay.

Is This A Yellow Jacket?

The first step in yellow jacket control is being able to identify them. Yellow jackets are small, wasp-like insects that are yellow and black in color. They have a narrow waist and two pairs of wings. They are also known to be aggressive, especially when their nests are disturbed.

Yellow jackets are often mistaken for bees. However, there are some key differences between the two insects. For one, yellow jackets are not covered in hair like bees are. They also have a more streamlined appearance and can be distinguished by their yellow and black stripes.

Yellow Jacket Behavior And Potential Threats

Yellow jackets are most active during the day and they love sweet foods. This means that they are often attracted to picnics and outdoor gatherings where people are eating. You might find their nests near garbage cans, in hollow trees, and you might even find a yellow jacket hole in the ground. These nests can house up to 5000 insects, so it's important to get rid of them before they have a chance to multiply.

They can sting if they feel threatened and their stings can be painful. What's more, yellow jackets are known to be aggressive. If you disturb their nest, they will likely attack. Take care when you're outdoors to avoid any areas where there might be a yellow jacket nest. 

They can also be dangerous if they sting someone who is allergic to their venom. If you are allergic to yellow jacket stings, it's important to seek medical help immediately, as the reaction can be severe.

How To Get Rid Of A Yellow Jacket Nest

Once you've identified a yellow jacket nest on your property, it's time to take action. In some cases, yellow jackets will build their nests in hard-to-reach places. In these cases, it's important to call a professional who has the experience and equipment to safely remove the nest.

The best way to get rid of a nest is to call a professional in yellow jacket control. EM Pest Control specializes in yellow jacket control and can safely and effectively remove the nest from your property.

To prevent them from nesting in the future, try these tips to keep yellow jacket nests away from your property:

  • Keep food and trash properly sealed and stored away.
  • Eliminate sources of standing water on your property.
  • Trim back any trees or shrubs that are touching your home.
  • Seal any cracks or openings around your home.

If you already have a yellow jacket nest on your property, don't risk getting stung by attempting to remove it yourself. The best way to get rid of a yellow jacket nest is to contact a professional.

EM Pest Control, Inc: Effective Yellow Jacket Control In Long Island

Yellow jackets can be a real nuisance, but with the right information, you can keep them under control. EM Pest Control has the experience and expertise to safely and effectively remove yellow jacket nests from your Long Island property. We also offer preventive treatments to keep yellow jackets away. Contact us today to learn more about our yellow jacket control services. Stay safe this summer and keep those yellow jackets at bay.


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