While no one enjoys being stung by a bee, in most cases, the sting doesn’t progress beyond the point of a slightly painful and annoying bump. Yellow jacket stings, however, are more painful and dangerous due to their hive mentality. Yellow jackets do not distinguish between a sinister attack and an innocent pet walking in the yard or a group of teens playing football — if their nest is disturbed, they send out a rallying cry and attack! Because yellow jackets often sting their victims many times, it is crucial that when you suspect yellow jackets in your yard, you call BeeMan Stan for yellow jacket removal.
Yellow jackets differ from other types of bees and wasps in that their hives, rather than hanging from a high tree or rafter, are buried beneath the ground. In this way, they are similar to ants, and their hives can extend for a significant distance from the opening to their hive. They love lightly-wooded areas with a lot of grass and foliage around, which gives them easy access to both plants and smaller insects.
Many times, yellow jackets will start a new breeding period in the spring, so this is the ideal time to scope out your property for any insects you see trying to emerge from the ground or fly in. Inspecting the areas of your property that yellow jackets would love will help you more easily determine if you have a problem. Should you find any signs of yellow jackets, we can provide professional yellow jacket removal services that will enable you to enjoy your piece of the outdoors during the summer without problems.
This spring, after you’re done looking at your rafters for hives, make sure you also look down for yellow jackets! If you are apprehensive or nervous, give us a call for yellow jacket removal services.