Tag: Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets | What’s all the buzz about?

How to tell the difference between Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets 🤔🐝🐝🐝⬇️ Quick lesson: all hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets. It’s difficult to distinguish the differences — especially when you're trying not to get stung — but there are three common... more
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Why Are Yellow Jackets Everywhere This Summer & What To Do About Them

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No one likes getting stung by a yellow jacket, but unfortunately, they seem to be everywhere this summer. Why are these aggressive yellow jackets out in full force? There are a few reasons. For one, queen yellow jackets mate and lay eggs in the spring. So, by summer, there are many more of them.... more
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Get Pest Free & Rid Your Parties of Bees & Wasps

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. Get rid of... more
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What do wasps feed on?

Wasps satisfy their nutritional need for protein by preying on other insects. They feed on a variety of garden pests. The diet of a paper wasp, for instance, includes corn earworms, armyworms, tobacco hornworms, etc., while yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets feed on house flies, blow flies, and... more
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Stinging insects are a painful nuisance

Stinging insects such as various types of wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and bees, are common summer and early fall pests and their stings can be more than just a painful nuisance. The National Pest Management Association reports that stinging insects send more than half a million people to the... more
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Yellow Jacket Stings & Avoiding Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets are aggressive and its sting is usually painful. But some people can suffer severe allergic reactions. Prevent wasp stings by avoiding them or by removing sources of food. Allergic reactions to yellow jacket bites include dizziness, nausea, stomach cramps, digestive problems,... more
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Buzzing Facts about Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are wasps 1/2 to 1 inch long and have yellow and black stripes. They are aggressive. Their sting is usually painful and mildly injurious. Although, they are not very dangerous, but significant precaution should be taken when you see one. Here are some worth knowing interesting... more
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Hornets and Yellow Jackets — What’s the Buzz

Hornet The most common hornet species is the bald-faced hornet (D. maculata), which is stout-bodied and marked with dark and white striping. Stings from hornets usually occur when nests are disturbed. Yellow Jacket Yellow jackets (Vespula spp.) are banded yellow or orange and black and... more
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Social Hornets and Yellow Jackets

Hornets and yellow jackets are social wasps and can build nests with many members. Their nests may be placed in exposed areas or in burrows below ground. Yellow jackets and hornets can be very aggressive and, unlike bees, they can sting repeatedly. If threatened, they can also release an alarm... more
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Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow jackets

Wasp and hornet stings are a serious threat to public health. Allergic reactions to these venomous insects account for about 225,000 emergency room visits and as many as 100 deaths per year in the U.S. (a mortality rate that may be under reported due to deaths mistakenly attributed to heart... more
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