Yellow Jackets

Appearance

Yellow jackets are often found in several locations around a house and property in the Seattle area and can quickly become a buzzing problem if yellow jacket control is not put in place. They make nests underground in locations with openings that provide protection from the elements of weather. It’s important to implement yellow jacket control before they become a huge problem and safety issue. It’s common to find yellow jackets in the autumn and fall when opening and closing a pool or cleaning out a garage or shed.

Habitat

It usually is not hard to identify a yellow jacket problem around a house or property. These stinging insects are social hunters that live in colonies with workers, queens and males. If you see one there's a good chance more are nearby. Usually, you will hear a buzzing sound and then quickly see the yellow and black creature fly from a hidden enclosure. With a close listen, you may hear a buzzing sound where the yellow jacket disappeared. These are signs that you have at least a small yellow jacket problem. After you identify the problem, the next step is to consider yellow jacket control and removal. Yellow jacket removal can be challenging depending on the location of nest and the number of them. You should always call a trained Critter Control of Seattle professional to take care of the removal.

Entry and Damage 

If left uncontrolled, yellow jackets can cause a lot of damage and pose health and safety risks for families and pets. Many people begin swatting and shooing at yellow jackets, but this can irritate the stinging insect and encourage them to sting or hide. When found or uncovered unexpectedly, a yellow jacket may immediately sting and numerous times. Some yellow jackets die after stinging once, but some can continue to sting and draw in other yellow jackets because they feel endangered. Small children and pets are at risk, so yellow jacket control should be considered at the first encounter.

Prevention

Contact Critter Control of Seattle specialist that knows how to get rid of yellow jackets safely and effectively. A Critter Control yellow jacket removal specialist in the area will close holes, remove nests and provide tips to prevent them from coming back. A small yellow jacket problem can quickly become a large problem, so it’s important to contact an expert that knows how to get rid of yellow jackets for good. 

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