Hornets in Your Yard

Yellow jackets, or hornets, are the slim yellow and black striped bees that are a type of wasp and can sting repeatedly. They can build homes, which are usually not completely visible, a couple inches inside a structure.
The yellow jackets will be visible going in and out, and may be audible as they are rustling and eating through the wall to expand their nest. They make large cone-shaped hives that are protected by a paper covering that they make. These nests are often in high places like in trees or on the side of exterior walls and roofs. They can hold thousands of hornets and are aggressive when their nest is disturbed.
Types of yellow jackets can also make their home a couple inches within the ground, and get aggressive when it is disturbed. Unlike the honey bee, the yellow jackets are annual, so they will not set up and remain in their nest for years. They may be the strongest and most painful stingers of this group. Being a type of wasp, they can also sting repeatedly.
If you have a hornet nest on your property, do not try to remove it without professional help.  These pests can become very hostile if disturbed. A1 Exterminators can safely remove any hornet nest.

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