Tag: Yellow Jackets

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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