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The Ultimate Guide To Yellow Jacket Control For Nassau County Properties

August 14, 2023 - Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are common summertime pests in Long Island yards. When these stinging insects nest on your property, they turn it into a danger zone for your family and pets. This guide explains more about yellow jacket pest control in Nassau County and what steps to take if you have an infestation.

We'll start by describing these insects to help you identify them quickly and explain why yellow jackets are so dangerous to have around. We'll also provide some practical tips to help you prevent them. Keep reading to learn the safest way to remove a yellow jacket nest and protect your family from stings with the pros at EM Pest Control.

How To Identify A Yellow Jacket

Yellow jackets are black and yellow wasps with a noticeably narrow 'waist' separating the two body segments which helps differentiate them from bees. These social wasps live in colonies containing up to 4,000 workers at their peak in the late summer or early fall. Some species build carton paper nests inside holes in the ground, while others attach them to bushes, trees, or open areas such as eaves or attics. 

Knowing how to identify a yellow jacket or a nest at a glance can help avoid stings. If you see any signs of these stinging insects or their nests, the safest way to deal with them is to call a local pest control company for assistance. Contact us at EM Pest Control if you need help getting rid of yellow jackets in the ground or see an aerial nest.

Why Yellow Jackets Are So Dangerous

Yellow jackets are generally slow to sting but territorial, and if you approach the nest, they can become aggressive. Yellow jackets can sting multiple times, and people can have severe allergic reactions to their venom. Stings can also cause people to become hypersensitive, and any stings that occur in the future could cause serious problems.

Whether you see an aerial nest or yellow jackets hovering near a hole in the ground, avoid the area until you can have a professional inspect your yard. EM Pest Control offers yellow jacket nest removal in Nassau County to help keep your family safe from these stinging pests. Contact us today for more information or to request a free quote.

Five No-Nonsense Yellow Jacket Prevention Tips

You can take some simple steps to reduce the chances of attracting yellow jackets. Here are five practical tips to keep yellow jackets away from your family and yard:

  1. Seal trash bags tightly and put the bags in receptacles with secure covers.
  2. Keep food covered when eating outside, and don't leave soda cans unattended.
  3. Avoid wearing scented personal care products like perfumes and lotions.
  4. If you have fruit trees, promptly clean up overripe fruit from the ground.
  5. Avoid using hummingbird feeders because the sweet liquid will attract yellow jackets. 

It can sometimes be challenging to determine what is attracting these pests. If you need assistance figuring out why yellow jackets keep returning, contact EM Pest Control today. We provide effective yellow jacket control in Nassau County to help keep these problematic pests away from your property. 

The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of A Yellow Jacket Infestation

If you see a nest in the yard or yellow jackets in your house, don't hesitate to call for help. The home pest control professionals at EM Pest Control can safely remove any nests from your home or yard to help prevent dangerous stings. Contact us today to request a free quote.  


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