Preventive Pest Control helps protect your family and pets from all types of stinging insects by helping you build a pest barrier around your property.
Hornets are one of the most largest, difficult and dangerous wasps to control. Their nests look like inverted tear-drops and contain thousands of aggressive hornets. Hornets, like yellow jackets, can mobilize their entire nest to attack. Avoid killing a hornet near its nest – the distress signal could trigger the remaining hornets. Perfume, or other chemicals that might be confused with pheromones, can also trigger a group attack. A hornet sting is painful and its toxicity varies according to species.
Size: 5/8 to 3/4 inches in length.
Color: Mostly black with a white pattern on most of the face.
Yellow jackets are mid-sized wasps with yellow and black abdomens. The abdomen does not taper at the waist, but is broad.
Some yellow jackets are predators, hunting caterpillars, flies and other insects. Others species are scavengers, preferring to feed on garbage and carcasses.
Yellow jackets will construct their papery nest in the ground, or in structural voids, attics and crawlspaces.
Yellow jackets may be aggressive when disturbed and can deliver a painful sting.