Tag: Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets pheromone signals others

The pheromone signals other yellow jackets to attack and sting with extreme prejudice. Yellow jackets are capable of multiple stings but only to a limited extent. Contrary to common belief, they have barbs on their stingers and many will lose their stingers and be eviscerated in the process,... more
Tagged with: , ,

Yellow Jacket behaviors

Yellow jackets share much behavior and ecology with their relatives the European hornet. Females usually spend the winter in protected locations outdoors and start new colonies in the spring. These colonies can be underground, within voids in walls or man-made structures such as sheds or old cars,... more
Tagged with: , ,

These brightly colored wasps – Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are one of the most troublesome insects known to man. These brightly colored wasps possess a fiery sting and bite seemingly out of proportion to their size. Aggressive: yellow jackets are more aggressive than other stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, mud daubers or... more
Tagged with: , , ,

Yellow Jackets, Wasps & Bees A Threat in Late Summer & Fall

The late summer and early fall are popular times to spend outdoors at barbecues or completing home maintenance projects. It is also the season that stinging insects - including yellow jackets, wasps and bees are most active and aggressive, leading to an increased number of stings. The National... more
Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Keep your Backyard BBQ Pest-Free

From hiking, biking and swimming to more leisurely afternoons spent lounging in the backyard, homeowners across the country get outside to enjoy the warm weather on weekends, holidays and vacations throughout the summer months. If your summer is filled with outdoor activities, you’re joined by... more
Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Stinging Insects Still Buzzing

Stinging insects such as yellow jackets, wasps and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. And, if that's not bad enough, they become extra feisty in late summer and early fall when their colonies forage for food to sustain their queens during the winter months. While... more
Tagged with: , , , , ,

Massachusetts Most Common Pests

Mosquitoes There are close to twenty documented mosquito species in eastern Massachusetts alone. These pests tend to live near standing water because that’s where they breed. Mosquito populations are constantly tested for diseases like West Nile, Triple E and most recently the Zika Virus.... more
Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,

Stinging Insects

Honey bees are often confused with aggressive stinging insects like yellow jackets and wasps.  Bees and other pollinators support the environment in a vital way.  A1 Exterminators can protect you against stinging insect and protects bees for our... more
Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Don’t Get Stung By Summer’s Stingers

As the official start of the summer season is well on its way A1 Exterminators aims to help protect the public from harmful stinging insects like wasps, yellow jackets and hornets that could be buzzing and nesting nearby. “While summer is an especially ideal time for fun, relaxing activities in... more
Tagged with: , , , , ,

Yellow Jacket Season

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... more
Tagged with: , , , ,