In 1975, the German yellowjacket first appeared in Ohio, and has now become the dominant species over the eastern yellowjacket. It is bold and aggressive, and if provoked, it can sting repeatedly and painfully. It will mark aggressors, and will pursue them if provoked. The German yellowjacket builds its nests in cavities (not necessarily underground) with the peak worker population in temperate areas between 1,000 and 3,000 individuals between May to August. Only female Yellowjackets can sting to cause harm.
Yellowjacket is the common name in North America for predatory wasps of the genera Vespula and Dolichovespula. Members of these genera are known simply as “wasps.”
Preventative measures can be taken to keep Wasps out.
Keep foods, including pet food, covered or indoors.
Cover soda cans outdoors so wasps don’t crawl in.
Keep garbage in sealed cans and empty regularly.
Pick up and dispose of ripe fruit.
Since wasps often nest in hard to reach areas our trained technicians use prescribed treatments in local areas and remove nests in hard to reach places. This treatment does not require any additional preparations on the customer’s part.
For more information contact PestTechs Pest Control at 505.516.6168
For more methods on how to get rid of Wasps check out UC Davis: Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
*Cited from UC Davis Integrated Pest Management Program & Wikipedia
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