Yellowjackets and Hornets are the most aggressive stinging pests. They can be distinguished from bees by their thin "waists,” and they fold their wings lengthwise when at rest. Like all wasps, yellowjackets and hornets prey on a variety of insects and other arthropods. They will also forage on foods that people eat, especially sweets and meats. The colony will remain active for only one summer, after which the queens will fly away to start more colonies. The remaining ones die at the end of the summer. The nest is not reused.

These stinging pests nest above ground and under eaves, and they attack when they perceive any threat to their nests. Although most stings are not harmful, a reaction can be fatal to those with specific allergies. In order to safely rid your home of these aggressive pests, contact Swift Creek Pest Control.