Yellow jackets are ground-nesters. Their colonies can be found under porches and steps, in sidewalk cracks, at the base of trees, in low hanging branches or in man-made structures.

Why Am I Seeing Yellow Jackets Around Or In My Home?

Unfortunately, you may have a nest nearby. Yellow jackets are ground-nesters. Their colonies can be found under porches and steps, in sidewalk cracks, at the base of trees, in low hanging branches or in man-made structures. Yellow jackets are known to be very aggressive defenders of their colony. One colony may add up to thousands of yellow jackets!

Yellow Jacket Close Up

Photo of a Yellow Jacket on a leaf. Credit: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, United States

How Can Natural Way Pest Control Help?

Natural Way offers a Stinging Pest Control program, designed to control existing nests and prevent new nests from being built.

What Can I Do To Assist Natural Way Pest Control In The Treatment?

Yellow jackets are not only pollinators, but they are also known to be scavengers. They eat meat, fish and sugary substances, making them a nuisance near trash receptacles and picnics. Be sure that your trash receptacles are well covered and any loose food is disposed of properly.

Yellow Jacket Nest

Yellow jacket nest in a wall. Credit: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, United States