Why Are Yellow Jackets More Aggressive In Fall.
Once the young yellow jackets reach maturity, they begin foraging for food. During late summer into early autumn yellow jackets begin building nests and will defend them in anticipation for winter. Yellow jackets can be spotted flying around dumpsters, trash cans, flowers, and other plant life frantically in search of a food source.
While yellow jackets try avoiding people, they will sting if threatened (or just feel threatened.)
Once the young larvae mature, social insects like yellow jackets begin foraging for food. During this time of year, yellow jackets try to build nests and will defend their nests.
As cold weather approaches they are more aggressive be it far away or near their nest site.
Yellow jacket nests can be found inside wall voids of sheds and garages or in attic spaces. But more commonly, these flying insects will be found nesting in the ground.
To protect the colony, these stinging insects that closely resemble paper wasps are known for attacking home owners simply mowing their lawn or raking leaves.
Unlike honey bees, social wasps as these can sting repeatedly. First they will bite to get a good hold on your skin then, sting you. A yellow jacket sting is painful so, when you see these black and yellow insects frantically flying about this time of year don’t start swatting or smashing one because you will make matters worse.
Because they have the ability to release a chemical at death, more yellow jackets will arrive at the scene and without hesitation, attack you.
So, how do you get rid of yellow jackets?
Calling Around The Clock Pest Control is your safest bet. 800-318-2775