What you need to know about yellowjackets

What you need to know about yellowjackets

There are about 16 Yellowjacket species that reside in Canada They are social insects that have colonies that are formed or inhabited every year; only the queen lives through winter to start a new colony in the spring. Common places for a nest are attached to trees, or eaves. Yellowjacket nests are built with a paper-like material made from chewed wood. Come spring the queen seeks out a new place for a nest or, if her old nest is still standing, she may return to it and start afresh colony of wasps. Generally, she will make a small nest around herself to lay eggs. When they are hatched and grown they will help her continue to build the nest until they die off in the winter. 

If you suspect wasp presence anywhere near or on your property, contact wasp removal Toronto for quick and safe removal.

all you need to know about yellowjackets


Yellowjackets and hornets and wasps all look alike and have similar behaviors. But they can be very different in their aggression when it comes to protecting their nest. Before trying to exterminate them you need to make sure you know what kind of wasp or hornet you are dealing with. You don’t want to take the wrong action and accidentally make the problem worse!

Yellowjackets are like most other wasps and hornets. They feed on sugars when they aren’t mating but when they mate they mostly hunt other insects to feed their larva. They love Cola and sweet drinks, nectar, and flower gardens. They love storming a bees nest and killing everything so they can steal the honey. They are, in general, not very nice insects. So if there is a nest on your property you should either kill it or avoid it. 

Yellowjackets are normally not directly aggressive, but they are also very territorial. If the entrance to their nest is approached by a human or animal the hornets will get aggressive. They can sting many times, and their stings can be extremely painful. If you are allergic to the venom it could cause a bad reaction, and it is possible to become hypersensitive to yellowjackets after being stung.

So if you have a yellowjacket nest you should either remove it yourself or call the professionals at Wasp Control. Our technicians are trained and licensed to take out wasps anywhere and everywhere. We will rid you of your hornet issue faster than you can imagine and with a 6-month warranty who could say no! Call us now to set an appointment.