How To Keep Yellow Jackets Out Of Your Yard

Finding yellow jackets in your yard is not what you envisioned when you went outside to relax. yellow jackets can be extremely problematic, especially for those who are allergic to their stings. 

Your desire to remove them quickly is understandable. But, there are good ways to remove them and bad ways. We are going to discuss the good ways to remove yellow jackets from your yard.


Property Maintenance

First off, you have to keep your yard clean and free of overgrowth. When yellow jackets find sufficient food and shelter, they make your yard their new home.

The easiest way to avoid this is to remove their access to food. Food is one of the most common factors that draws yellow jackets to your home. Therefore, do not leave food outside for an extended period of time.

Next, make sure that you pick up all of your trash, especially trash that would have fruits or sweets inside. It really does not matter the size, it can attract yellow jackets from all over the neighborhood.


Do Not Let Them Nest

Yellow jackets are always looking for somewhere to nest … do not let your yard become the favorite landing spot.

Yellow jackets can nest above and below ground, so you have to be diligent in order to deter them from taking root in your yard. Start by filling any holes in your yard and making sure no new hole appears. Look for holes in your buildings and fill them too.


Find A Pest Control Professional

Yellow jackets can be a nuisance, and potentially dangerous, and while there are some things you can do to prevent them from taking root, it is best if you let the professional handle it.

A professional pest control service has the right equipment and protection to safely move and/or eradicate yellow jackets. Plus, they will recognize any areas which might promote increased yellow jacket activity and be able to remedy that too.

Finding yellow jackets in your yard does not have to ruin your day. As you can see, there are ways to remove them and to keep them away. Now, go back out and enjoy the rest of your day!