With apologies to the early 1970’s motion picture this sting may be far more impactful to you and your family. Yellow jackets are very common at this time throughout Chicagoland. These are the 1/2-inch long, yellow and black banded wasps. Many people refer to them as bees…which they are NOT!
Yellow jacket queens live in nests that are made of paper. They construct these nests by scraping the surface wood off dead tree limbs and unpainted fences, mixing it with their saliva and applying it into place with their jaws. There nests are similar to the bald-faced hornet which you would find hanging from a tree branch.
Whatever challenge that you have with winged predators this time of year there is one name to remember. That is A Complete Pest Solution. For more details on yellow jackets visit www.waspsolutions.net. Kurt and his crew have removed unwanted invaders of every type for decades around Suburban Chicago. Call him today at (630) 464-1542.