Cooler weather is on its way, so this is the time that most people expect a decline in nuisance insects. However, yellow jackets are one exception to this rule. During the fall, these pests become more aggressive and much more likely to sting, making this the ideal time for the preemptive removal of yellow jacket nests.
At Stern Environmental, we recommend yellow jacket nest removal in the fall for a number of reasons.
• More Wasps
Yellow jacket nests are larger at the end of the summer/early fall.
• More Aggression
Wasps become more aggressive as food sources decline with cooler weather, often stinging without provocation.
• More Danger
Large numbers and increased aggression make fall a dangerous time for stings, particularly for allergic individuals, as yellow jackets can sting multiple times.
Nest in the Wall? Immediate Removal Prevents Wasps from Infiltrating Your Home
Nests in wall voids are difficult to remove. However, it’s highly recommended to remove these before it’s too late. Otherwise, large numbers of yellow jacket wasps could find their way into your home, delivering a nasty surprise.
Yellow jacket removal is not a DIY endeavor. Control yellow jackets safely with the help of your local NJ exterminator. Contact Stern Environmental to learn more about our professional wasp removal services today.
Property managers have numerous responsibilities. If you’re a property manager, chances are you have a wide variety of tasks to complete on a daily basis. Unfortunately, German Yellow Jackets have no sympathy for your schedule and interrupt without the slightest provocation.
Rather than adding another burden to your overloaded shoulders, our Stern Environmental NJ Pest Control team helps you stay on task and takes German Yellow Jackets off your uninvited guest list!
Why Yellow Jackets Make Lousy House Guests
First of all, German Yellow Jackets don’t allow blocked entrances or closed doors to stop them from getting to a hive. They’ll eat through interior walls and invade other rooms to achieve their purpose. Blocked entries only encourage their resourcefulness. Likewise, sprayed insecticides are no deterrent because they will then seek another route.
Also, like guests that tend to overstay their welcome these uninvited pests don’t respond well to criticism. They’ll pursue their confronters for long distances when they feel their hive has been threatened.
Yellow jackets love to occupy homes that have been “lived-in” before. Previous nesting places for hives are open invitations for German Yellow Jackets. They like reinhabiting so they can focus more on colonizing – often in the thousands!
Stern Environmental’s NJ Pest Control Gets Pests to Buzz Off
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In our last post we talked about how you can properly identify hornets, wasps and yellow jackets. We also discussed how you can avoid an encounter with them on your property. Of course, sometimes these insects just get out of hand. When that happens, you need the help of NJ & NYC pest control experts.
Taking NJ & NYC Pest Control Into Your Own Hands
Far too many homeowners and business owners make the decision to remove wasps, hornets and yellow jackets themselves. This is a dangerous decision that could result in painful stings.
Destroying nests early on in their development can be effective. However, usually nests aren’t spotted until they’re well underway. You want to avoid doing any of the following:
Trying to flood nests under the ground with water
Pouring gasoline or kerosene on nests
Vacuuming a nest
Also, commercial traps may be little more than a waste of money. Professional pest control keeps you safe, and it gets the job done properly.
The Methods of Experienced Pest Control Pros
Hive removal is the most effective way to take care of your hornet, wasp or yellow jacket problem. The professionals at Stern Environmental understand the best ways to do this. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a worry-free summer without fear of being stung by any of these pests? We can make it happen for you!
If you have questions, please contact us right away!
Beware of yellow jackets. These yellow-and-brown-striped stinging insects may look like bees, but they are actually dangerous wasps whose aggressive behavior can ruin outdoor events. For reasons scientists have yet to understand, yellow jackets become increasingly aggressive as summer draws to a close. Often stinging without provocation, these wasps can pose a serious stinging danger to employees and customers during end-of-summer outdoor events.
Like other wasps, yellow jackets have straight stingers which means they can sting their victims multiple times. When agitated, they stream from their nests in large numbers, swarming around and attacking their victim. Multiple stings can be dangerous and may be fatal, even to people who are not allergic to yellow jacket stings.
Yellow jackets build their nests in some surprising places. Aerial nests that look like large gray footballs hanging from tree limbs are typical; but these wasps will also colonize abandoned animal burrows and build nests between evergreen boughs.
Their attraction to food scraps and sugary drinks brings yellow jackets into frequent contact with people during the summer months. They can usually be found buzzing around outdoor trash containers, picnic tables and barbeques or food courts at outdoor events.
Eliminating yellow jackets is a job for well-trained and experienced NYC and NJ pest control professionals. Don’t place yourself, your family, your customers or your employees at risk. Call Stern Environmental for safe wasp removal.
Check out the video clip in today’s Facebook post of the massive (6-ft. X 8-ft.) yellow jacket hive found in Florida. It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out what would happen if you stumbled on such a large hive of angry yellow jackets. A type of wasp, yellow jackets have straight stingers which means they can sting multiple times. A swarm of these extremely aggressive stinging insects can kill even if you are not allergic to their venom. Yellow jackets are responsible for most of the life-threatening bee and wasp attacks in the U.S.
Luckily for us, New Jersey winters are too chilly for wasps to overwinter which limits the size of their hives. With the exception of the queen, wasps die when cold weather hits. In the spring, the queen emerges from her underground lair to populate a new colony.
Unlike bees which typically feed on nectar, wasps are predatory carnivores that feed primarily on other insects, but will also eat carrion, fruit and plant nectar. The most aggressive stinging insect in the New York City and northern New Jersey areas, yellow jackets become increasingly aggressive as the summer moves into fall, often attacking without provocation.
If you find a yellow jacket hive on your property, don’t put yourself at risk. Call the bee and wasp control experts at Stern Environmental.