What To Do If You Spot Yellow Jackets Around Your Omaha Yard

Yellow Jackets on their nest.

When you have yellow jackets around your home, you are going to have problems. These pests can be some of the most dangerous that you can find, because of the dreaded yellow jacket wasp sting. Notoriously aggressive, yellow jackets can create major problems with their stings. Stinging insects such as yellow jackets require careful attention, so when looking for Omaha pest control, get the best with Beeline Pest Control.

Is This A Yellow Jacket?

Before you know if you have yellow jacket nests on your property, you will spot these pests flying around your doors, gardens, trees, etc. There are many other stinging insects that bear a resemblance to yellow jackets, so it is important to know exactly what they look like so that you can prepare accordingly.

The yellow jackets in your house and around your property have six legs, and wings, and are typically about ⅜ to ⅝ of an inch long. They are very slender and have long antennae, but their most distinguishing feature is their yellow and black striped pattern. If you see this pattern on a slender insect, you have a yellow jacket problem.

Another way to spot these pests is you find a yellow jacket hole in the ground. Many other stinging insects tend to build their nests high, around trees, and recessed in around your walls and doors, but yellow jackets prefer to construct their nests in naturally occurring holes. They can most often be found underneath wood and brush piles in your yard.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Yellow Jackets

Because of the danger that these pests bring, the best way to get rid of yellow jackets around your property is to get the help of the professionals at Beeline Pest Control. These pests can be highly aggressive and their venom is strong enough to trigger serious life-threatening reactions. The problem becomes even worse when you account for the fact that you will likely not have one yellow jacket stinging you, but a whole nest. This is why professional pest control treatments are so important.

At Beeline Pest Control, we will look for the holes where they are living and then we will apply a product that will destroy the nest from the inside out. We also will do a full treatment around the perimeter of your home to make sure these pests do not enter.

What Kind Of Things Attract Yellow Jackets?

Yellow jackets and other stinging insects are pollinators and are constantly looking for different food to bring back to their colonies. This means that on your property, they will be flying around your trash, trees, gardens, flowers, and any sort of vegetation that you have outside. 

How To Keep Yellow Jackets Away From Your Home For Good

Because these pests are so attracted to your property because of food, this is one of the major ways you can prevent them from coming. Yellow jacket control is complicated, but when you follow these preventive measures, you can better protect yourself and your home from these pests. Some of the best things you can do to stay safe are:

  • Remove excess vegetation and debris from your yard that they can potentially nest under.
  • Fill ground holes in your yard.
  • Put tight-fitting lids on trash cans.
  • Seal holes in your exterior walls with a silicone-based caulk.
  • Create a barrier between flower beds and your home.

These are only a few of the things that you can do, but in the long run, they will help significantly in keeping pests away from your property. If you do find an active nest, call Beeline Pest Control right away. Don't risk the danger of trying to manage a yellow jacket nest on your own.

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