Yellow Jacket Pest Control and Extermination

Yellow jackets are a type of wasp common in North America. Known for their black and yellow colors and their disruptive tendencies, yellow jackets can sometimes take up uncomfortable residence on your property. While there are a number of do-it-yourself and over-the-counter methods for removing these insects, they can quickly become a threat when not handled appropriately.

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At Pest Solutions, we provide yellow jacket pest control services to commercial and residential properties. We offer pest control inspections, exterminations, and a pest maintenance plan to ensure that the yellow jackets do not return.

When Should I Contact Pest Control?

Some yellow jacket nests are small, visible, and can cautiously be handled with a store-bought spray. However, some nests are too large or dangerous to be handled without the skill, resources, and expertise of a professional pest control company.

If you’ve discovered a yellow jacket infestation on your property, you can determine if you need a pest control company by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Is the nest large?
  • Can you determine the size and extent of the colony?
  • Are family members or pets allergic to stinging insects?
  • Is the nest located in a place that’s hard to reach?
  • Are yellow jacket infestations recurring problems on your property?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should contact a Seattle pest control company to inspect your property and exterminate the colony.

Pest Control Services

As Pest Solutions, we perform industry-standard pest removal solutions, including:

  • Removing breeding grounds, food sources, etc.
  • Mechanical pest control (physical barriers).
  • Biological pest control (introduction of natural repellents and predators).
  • Natural and chemical pesticides.

After inspecting your property and the infestation in question, our pest control experts will inform you of the type of wasp on your property, whether hornet, yellow jacket, or another specie. We also discuss with you the workable pest control methods and preventative treatments to ensure that the insects are permanently removed.

Yellow Jacket Information

While yellow jackets and bees share their black and yellow colors, yellow jackets are easily distinguished from bees by their patterned abdomen, thin waist, and defined structure. They typically grow to be between 10 and 15 millimeters in length.


Yellow jackets are social insects and can live in nests or colonies with up to 4,000 others. Every spring, a new nest is started by a queen yellow jacket who hibernated through the winter. The yellow jacket nest is made from chewed wood fiber and saliva.

Unlike paper wasps, yellow jackets prefer to build their nests below ground. This can include behind bushes, inside rodent burrows, or behind exterior building walls. Adults, children, and pets can discover these nests accidentally are in serious danger. Yellow jackets are extremely territorial and can sting multiple times. These stings are extremely painful and can even prove fatal to those with allergies.


Yellow jackets are pollinators and enjoy eating harmful pests like beetle grubs and flies. While these wasps do have a small role to control the presence of other small pests, they pose serious danger to humans and pets. Because yellow jackets are also attracted to fish, meats, and sugary substances, they often threaten and disrupt human activities.

Contact Pest Solutions

Yellow jacket nests pose a serious threat when on your property or near human activity. Getting rid of yellow jackets can be a dangerous task if the nest is too large, too active, or poorly located. You can ensure that the infestation is resolved thoroughly and properly by contact your local pest control services.

At Pest Solutions, we are reliable, experienced, and equipped to handle any wasp infestation. For more information, contact us today by giving us a call at (866)-607-8288 or by filling out our form for a free quote.