Yellow Jacket Wasps
Scientific Name: Vespula vulgaris
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How do you get rid of Yellow Jackets in the walls of your house?
Extermination & Control:
Yellow jackets can use several locations to build their nests in and around your home ICU Pest Control local yellow jacket exterminators use a variety of extermination tactics, the enclosed paper nest as seen above attached to anything you can imagine, can be exterminated with direct spray or foam straight in the visible hole in the bottom of the nest. Nests in bricks where they are using expansion joints, or some other crack to enter walls or voids, these nests are usually exterminated with dust directly injected into the entry point, this could take up to 7 days to be exterminated. In some situations, soffits may need to be removed or entry into the attic is needed to access the yellow jacket nest.
Yellow Jackets are black in colour with yellow markings on the head, while the abdomen has yellow bands around it, with dark eyes and a yellow face. When resting their front wings are folded lengthwise. Often mistaken for bee’s yellow jackets closest relative is the hornet. Yellow Jackets are the summertime party crashers buzzing around the table as they are attracted to sweet drinks, meat and fruit.
Yellow jacket colonies are annual with the queens overwintering only. Staying out of site from predators for winter in hollow logs, stumps, wall voids, attics etc. coming out in early spring and summer looking for a new nest site to start the life cycle over again. Constructing a small nest where she can lay some eggs, around 25 to 45 in the brood cells, the queen feeds the larvae for a few weeks until they pupate and emerge as infertile, female workers. Workers within the colony are given the job of caring for the larvae. Chewing up meat and fruit to feed them as summer progresses and adult workers begin to emerge and begin the next phase of the colony’s development, hunting for food, care of larvae, queen and protection of the colony. From now until her death the queen stays in the nest laying eggs. As new queens are born, they begin the cycle again building up reserves for the coming winter and in spring it all begins again.