Yellow Jackets

Name: Yellow Jackets
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Vespidae
Subfamily: Vespinae
Genus: Vespula

Habitat:
In spring, the queen will emerge and begin to build a nest from plant fibers that she chews, making a type of paper. The aerial yellow jacket will build a nest that is exposed (attached to buildings or in trees), whereas the vespula species will build a nest that is concealed, usually underground.
Food:
Yellow jackets are scavengers of human food and can be found surrounding trashcans or picnic sites. Yellow jackets also feed on nectar, but they depend primarily upon insects, meat and fish for nourishment.

Method of Travel:
Flying

Prevention:
1. Yellow jackets can be prevented through inspection of potential nesting areas and removal of potential nesting materials.
Steps to control:
1. Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down Hornet & Wasp Foam or other Knock Down products listed below.

Product to use:

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