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Yellow Jackets are actually a Type of Hornets

Yellow jacket nest that has been dug from the ground The Yellow Jacket can be found commonly found in meadows and edges of forested land; The eastern yellow jacket builds nests underground or at ground level in fallen logs or tree stumps. The German yellow jacket often nests in the walls of houses and other buildings.

All yellow jackets are social insects with annual nests. In spring, a solitary queen emerges from hibernation. She builds a small nest using chewed wood pulp and raises the first generation of workers on her own. After they emerge, these workers collect food while the queen restricts herself to laying eggs. The larvae are fed pre-chewed insects caught by adults, while the adults feed on nectar and fruit pulp. The nest grows quickly and may contain several hundred to a few thousand workers by the end of the summer. As fall approaches, colonies produce males and new queens, which leave the nest to mate. After mating, the new queens burrow into the ground where they spend the winter. The workers, males, and the old queen perish in the fall. Nest sites are seldom reused.

Yellow jacket nest on side of a house The yellow jacket can cause structural damage if a nest is built in wall or attic. Yellow jackets become very numerous towards the end of summer, and may be persistent, unwelcome guests at picnics, where they scavenge for food.

Yellow jacket Because of their agressive behavior, they should not be approached or delt with by someone without the experience to handle them.

If you have a yellow jacket problem, We can handle them without the risk of you getting stung, or an allergic reaction happening. Contact Christopher Pest Control and let us effectively deal with the yellow jackets without you getting stung.

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