The Pest: Yellowjackets . . .
Yellowjackets have a yellow and black color pattern and are between 3/8 – 5/8 inches.
The threat: Yellowjackets are slow to sting, unless their nests is threatened.Yellowjackets are considered beneficial insects because they control many pest insect species. However, if their nest is located near a structure, control is warranted.
Remember, it is not advised to attempt to remove a stinging insect nest on your own, and doing so can be extremely dangerous. Instead, work with a licensed pest professional to access your property and the nest to determine the best way to eliminate the threat to your family.
The above information was provided by Missy Henriksen, Vice President of Public Affairs, NPMA
Executive Director, Professional Pest Management Alliance.
If you're concerned that you have yellowjackets around your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.
Dave's Pest Control
A Central Massachusetts Extermination and Pest Control
Worcester County Pest and Rodent Exterminators