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Yellow Jackets

Latin Name: Vespula spp. and Dolichovespula spp.

Yellow jackets are predatory wasps known for their social hunting behavior. They're easily recognized by their yellow and black markings and often nest in stumps, logs, or soil cavities, including wall cavities of homes. When disturbed, yellow jackets become highly aggressive and can deliver multiple painful stings, posing a significant risk to individuals allergic to insect bites. To safely remove yellow jackets from your home and prevent injury, it's crucial to enlist the help of a professional exterminator.

Similar Pests: Carpenter Bees, Wasps, Great Black Wasp