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Yellowjacket or yellow jacket is the common name in North America for predatory wasps. Yellowjackets can pose a variety of issues to individuals across Northern Michigan. These wasps are extremely aggressive and should be left alone to be dealt with by a professional at all times. Yellowjackets will build nests both above and below ground— using old rodent burrows or air pockets left from shrub or tree roots. They also nest under decking, in the peaks of homes, on dormers, and in sheds.
These wasps pose a threat to many. The underground nests cause trouble for lawn maintenance professionals because they can startle the nest by weed whipping or mowing. Roofers also have a tough time with them when they have decided to nest in the attic. Homeowners may notice them nesting under siding or windows. Yellowjackets also pose a threat to pets and unsuspecting humans, whether indoors or out. Yellowjackets will sometimes make their way inside of the home and will become aggressive trying to find their way out. All of these situations can be extremely dangerous and deadly. These wasps sting repeatedly and cause fatalities every summer in Northern Michigan.
Tips for keeping yellowjackets away:
- Keep trash cans covered
- Make sure all doors and windows have screens
- Avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfume
- Caulk and seal small holes around the home
These wasps are dangerous and need to be handled by a trained professional. If you have found evidence of yellow jackets near your home or other structure, please call us right away! We will be happy to take care of the potentially dangerous problem.