Hornets, Wasps, Yellow Jackets – What You Need to Know Part One

Hornets, Wasps, Yellow Jackets - What You Need to Know
Hornets, Wasps, Yellow Jackets – What You Need to Know

Hornets, wasps and yellow jackets are a big problem for many in our area. They build nests rather quickly, and become territorial once they do. Their stings are painful, and if you’re a homeowner or a business owner, they can cause a lot of issues for your property.

At Stern Environmental, we’d like to take some time and give you some more information about these pests. It’s important to know how to identify them, how to prevent them, and most of all, how to get rid of them. If you’re in need of NJ & NYC pest control, we can certainly help you with that.

Identifying Hornets, Wasps and Yellow Jackets

These words are often used to describe the same insects, but they’re all really quite different. For instance:

Hornets – Their bodies are black with pale yellow markings. They’re not aggressive at all.

Wasps – Their bodies are slim with legs that hang down. They will sting when they feel attacked.

Yellow Jackets – Their bodies are shiny and sleek, and they deliver painful stings.

  • Preventing Hornets, Wasps and Yellow Jackets

There are several steps you can take to prevent attacks from these pests. You can:

  • Inspect areas outside for nests
  • Avoid perfumes or colognes
  • Wear light-colored clothing outside

Of course, sometimes these insects need to be controlled. Your NJ & NYC pest control specialists at Stern Environmental are always here to lend a hand. Contact us right away!

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