The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Yellow Jackets On Your Jackson, MS Property

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Flying insects are the worst. They’ll frighten you with their sudden movements, and then annoy you with their persistent hovering. Many outdoor events have been ruined by these pests. Unfortunately, that’s not the end of their trouble. Things can become crucial in a second if you get stung by them. You might wind up feeling very sick, contract a disease, or be exposed to bacteria. Bees and wasps capture prey by injecting them with venom, and the fluid can be incredibly potent. You definitely don’t want them near your Jackson, MS home or business.

Stinging bugs are classified as “wasps.” One species that are prevailing in this area are yellow jackets. While their pollination and feeding practices help support the ecosystem, they are a major threat to human beings. Learn what it takes to keep them away from your property, and how Havard Pest Control can be of assistance. 

How Do Yellow Jackets Operate? What Are the Risks?

Many people mistake yellow jackets for bees, due to their black and yellow shading. Their most distinguishing features are slender waists and less hairy skin. Another differentiation is that several bugs in the species are white and black. About size, these wasps are 0.39 to 0.62 of an inch long. Their wings stretch beyond their frames, however.

Fellow pests are what yellow jackets feast on. They will also eat nectar, sugar, and meat. When they surround domiciles and businesses, it’s to pursue these items. As you might guess, groups of these insects will congregate around trash cans, gardens, and grills. No time will pass before they begin building nests on tree bases, sidewalks, and structural voids. Attics, decks, and patios are also popular places. Yellow jackets start their cocoons at the ground level, so seeing an aerial one confirms an infestation. Inspect shrubs and branches.

If a yellow jacket stings you, it will be painful. Localized redness and swelling will follow. Expect warmth and itching at the site as well. Marked physical reactions are typical, regardless of whether or not a person is allergic to wasp venom. This subset is rather aggressive; they can strike multiple times and attract others to pitch in on their attacks. The following outcomes are possible:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Flushed skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Inflammation of the brain, nerves, or blood vessels
  • Cardiorespiratory arrest
  • Kidney complications
  • Convulsions
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Nausea

Is There a Way to Prevent Yellow Jackets?

Yellow jackets are drawn to elements in nature, and there’s no controlling that. You do have power over what’s available on your land, though. With detailed exterior care, you can eliminate nesting spots and potential points of interest for these bugs:

  • Trim grass, plants, flowers, and shrubs on a routine basis.
  • Make sure that greenery and gardens are at least two feet away from the property.
  • Get rid of yard trash and organic debris, such as dead leaves.
  • Clean your vents and gutters regularly.
  • Use airtight canisters for garbage storage.
  • Try not to leave out food on porches and decks, and keep these zones neat.
  • Seal openings in windows, doors, and foundations.
  • Contact Havard Pest Control if you have critters yellow jackets consume.

How Will Havard Pest Control Handle Yellow Jackets?

Never take a chance going toward a yellow jacket or a nest. Having a pesticide in your hand will not protect you. In many cases, these kinds of products will aggravate the insects. Cocoons that look abandoned may have a lone wasp inside. Stay away from them and reach out to us at Havard Pest Control. Our certified technicians have the skills to eradicate yellow jackets and their shells. They will use safe, specially designed home pest control treatments. Call today for a free inspection!