Yellow Jacket


Have yellow or white on the face.


Black and yellow alternating bands on the abdomen. Some are black and white.


Workers are about 1/2 inch long. Queens are about 3/4 inches long.


Found anywhere humans can be found. Commonly found near recycling bins and areas where sugars are.

Interesting Facts

Yellow jackets will often nest in abandoned rodent burrows underground.

How does Batzner get rid of yellow jackets?

Your Batzner Service Professional will come to your property to identify the nesting sites and determine the proper treatment method. Once treatment is applied it may take up to 72 hours to see a reduction in activity at the nesting site. A preventative exterior treatment is also available to deter yellow jackets from building nests in your eaves, soffits, and peaks.

What steps can I take to control or prevent yellow jackets myself?

There are do-it-yourself products available, but yellow jackets become very aggressive and will defend their nests when disturbed. Ground nesting yellow jackets are more difficult to locate and control because the nest may be far away from the opening.

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