Yellow Jacket control in NJ and PA
Want to reduce the number of flying Yellow jackets around your property and keep them away from your deck pool, swing set, food and guests? Yellow jacket trapping is an effective way to reduce the number of Yellow jackets around your home. In the event that you have an active Yellow jacket nest on your property, please call Cooper immediately to remove the nest. Same day service is available.
What is a Yellow jacket?
Yellow jackets are sometimes mistakenly called "bees", but Yellow jackets are actually wasps. They may be confused with other wasps, such as hornets and paper wasps. Yellow jackets typically have a yellow and black head/face and patterned abdomen.
Yellow jackets are social insects that live in nests or colonies with up to 4,000 workers. They are most active in the late summer and early autumn when a colony is at its peak. Yellow jackets feed on sweets and proteins, and therefore commonly invade outdoor events.
Where do Yellow jackets live?
Yellow jackets can be found anywhere humans are found. They build paper carton nests out of chewed up cellulose, which are usually found in the ground or in cavernous areas such as eaves and attics.
Yellow jacket threats.
Yellow jacket stings can pose significant health threats to humans since they are territorial and can sting if threatened. They are known to repeatedly sting and can also cause allergic reactions. It is believed that Yellow jackets and other stinging insects send over 500,000 people to the emergency room each year.
Listed below are a few different options for Yellow jacket trapping.
Option 1: Do-it-yourself with Yellow Jacket Traps
The first step is to download Cooper’s Guide to Yellow Jacket Trapping. Our guide will provide you with in-depth instructions for successful Yellow jacket trapping.
Next, you will need Yellow jacket traps. You can order professional Yellow jacket traps directly from Cooper Pest Solutions and we will deliver them to your home. Yellow jacket traps are available from Cooper for $5.00 each and a case of 12 traps for $50.00. Our traps also won’t trap beneficial honeybees.
Traps can be picked up at Cooper Headquarters, 351 Lawrence Station Road or we can ship them to you.
Option 2: Cooper Pest Solutions can install and maintain Yellow jacket traps around your home
Since Cooper understands Yellow jacket flight patterns, we can successfully reduce yellow jacket populations around your home. This is why Cooper offers different options for trapping Yellow jackets for clients who do not feel comfortable setting up and maintaining Yellow jackets traps by themselves and who may also want the convenience of having Cooper take care of Yellow jacket problems for them.
Yellow Jacket Program Installations:
Cooper Pest Solution will set up your Yellow jacket trapping program by sending a technician out to your home to install the traps. Once the traps are installed, we will also train you to on how to effectively use and maintain the traps throughout the summer.
Installation and Ongoing Maintenance of Yellow jacket Traps:
A Cooper technician will place the traps in the most strategic areas around your home and will maintain the traps on a weekly basis. If you want to reduce the number of Yellow jackets around your home and do not want to bother with maintaining and emptying the traps, this convenient service will take care of Yellow jackets for you all summer.
Call Cooper for details, or fill out the form to learn more.
For more information on Cooper’s expertise on Yellow jacket trapping, check out the article featuring Rick Cooper trapping Yellow jackets for the Trenton Thunder.
Following are some tips to avoid potential Yellow jacket stings.
- Wear shoes, especially in grassy areas.
- Garbage cans stored outside should be covered with tight-fitting lids.
- Do not swat at Yellow jackets since this may increase the likelihood of an aggressive response.
- Avoid wearing sweet-smelling perfumes.
- Ensure all doors and windows in your home have screens that are in good condition.
- Avoid wearing bright-colored clothing.
- Yard work and gardening should be done with caution. Wearing shoes and socks and using work gloves will prevent stings on hands and feet.
- Check the inside your mailbox before putting your hand in.
- Seek immediate medical attention if stung since reactions can be severe.
- If you find a Yellow jacket nest on your home or in your yard, please contact Cooper Pest Solutions immediately.