logo

Bees, Wasps & Hornets

Yellow Jackets

yellow jackets

Size: 3/4-to 1-inch.

Color: Small wasps with black and yellow stripes.

Health Risk: See Behavior

Behavior – Yellow jackets will aggressively attack when their nest is disturbed, and can inflict a very painful sting. Unlike the honeybee, which can sting only once before dying, a yellow jacket can sting multiple times. Yellow Jackets can pose a health risk if found near your home. If this is discovered, please do not attempt treatment. Contact a professional such as Select Pest Control.

Habitat – Yellow jackets usually locate their nests in the ground. They may have nests located in a crack or hole in a building. Control - Contact a professional such as Select Pest Control.

Tips: When working outside, be aware of more than one wasp flying into or away from a single location. This usually indicates a nest is near. Be careful when using power equipment such as mowers, trimmers and edgers. This equipment will distrub a yello jacket nest and cause to to attack. If you find a nest, STAY AWAY.

 

Northern Kentucky

859-525-6515

1020 Arbor Tech Drive
Hebron, Kentucky 41048

Cincinnati-Loveland-Mason-Lebanon

513-352-0080

1418 Walnut Street
Cincinnati Ohio 45202

Middletown

513-841-2847

733B South Second Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Eastgate

513-734-2660

300 Wards Corner
Loveland, Ohio 45140

West Chester

513-777-6480

10851 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241