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Fox Pest Control’s Boston Area Yellow Jacket Exterminator Service

Yellow Jackets are small aggressive wasps named after their black striped yellow coat. Because of their appearance they can be easily mistaken as common bees, but they are much faster and more dangerous. [Location} homeowners should be on the lookout for small paper mache style nests around their homes, as it could be a yellow jacket nest. They are social creatures and live in large colonies, meaning if you’ve seen one in your yard, you may have an infestation. Like most wasp stings, children and pets are especially sensitive to stings, and it is best practice to hire an exterminator to promptly remove nests. Fox Pest Control is here to help Boston Area homeowners live yellow jacket free.

If you’re having problems with beeshornets, or wasps, check out these pages for more info.

Signs of a Yellow Jacket Infestation

You might already know you have a yellow jacket infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs yellow jacket infestation in Boston Area. 

Yellow Jacket Sightings

The most common sign of yellow jackets in Boston Area is actually seeing them flying around your yard, garden, house, flowers, or other areas.

Visible Nests

Some species of yellow jackets in Boston Area make paper nests above ground. Some of these can be located in trees, on house siding, in window frames, hanging under soffits, or on posts.

Hidden Nests

Several species of yellow jackets make nests underground. Others may make nests under siding, inside soffits, or in similar hidden areas. No matter where they’re nesting, it’s critical to get rid of yellow jackets wherever they live.

Important Things to Know About Yellow Jackets

Helpful Yellow Jacket Prevention Tips: 

Make or purchase Yellow Jacket Decoys to hang in areas they make nests

Limit food access around your yard and cover trash cans. 

Ensure all door and window screens are in good repair.

Do not seal entryways as yellow jackets may already be inside walls.

Planting strong scented herbs like thyme, basil and peppermint can deter yellow jackets.

How Do I Get Rid Of Yellow Jackets?


Call Us

Think you have a yellow jacket problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (508) 257-7556 for a free Boston Area yellow jacket control quote.


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Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized yellow jacket treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.



You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain yellow jacket free.


Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the yellow jackets don’t come back. If you see any yellow jacket activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!

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Video Transcription

How to Get Rid Of Wasp And Hornets | Fox Pest Control

Hey guys, Caleb here with Fox Pest Control.

If you see wasps or hornets around your home, that means there’s a nest somewhere nearby,

and removing it can be dangerous.

When wasps or hornets feel threatened, they get aggressive and sting.

At Fox Pest Control, we have the right safety equipment to take care of these threatening pests so you can enjoy your yard again.

We take care of your wasp and hornet problems by sending one of our certified pest pros to inspect your home and yard.

After locating any nests, our pest pro will apply the most effective treatment for your problem.

Once the wasps or hornets have been eliminated, we will remove the nest if possible.

If you see wasps or hornets around your home, give us a call for a quote

or to schedule same-day service.

At Fox Pest Control, we care about keeping you and your family safe.

Why not have one less thing to worry about?

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Yellow Jacket Control FAQ


For most people, a single sting doesn’t cause a big problem, other than painful swelling. Some people are allergic to these stings and need to get rid of yellow jacket infestations right away. These people need to be especially careful. If you are stung and are allergic, seek medical attention immediately. 


Anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock, is a life-threatening allergic reaction, usually caused by an insect sting. Symptoms include respiratory constriction, massive or irregular swelling, hives, irregular heart pace or rhythm, and more.


Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, is a hormone that helps restore heart speed and rhythm, open airways, and improve blood flow during anaphylaxis. It is often included as an injection for those who are allergic to insect stings. Yellow jacket removal can go along way to help with this, too.


Get rid of yellow jackets because, like other wasps, they can sting multiple times – unlike honey bees which can only sting once and then die.


In general, yellow jackets eat other bugs, including crop-destroying insects that cause problems for gardeners and farmers, which makes them beneficial in the wild.


Some species of yellow jackets also eat flower nectar and pollen, just like bees, which means some yellow jackets help plants by pollination. Although, no pollinating insects are quite as efficient pollinators as native bees. If they become a nuisance, though, yellow jacket removal could be important for homeowners.


While all yellow jackets eat meat of one kind or another, some types also eat flower nectar and pollen.


Yellow jackets don’t make honey, but they regurgitate pollen for their larvae to eat. If they become a nuisance, though, yellow jacket removal could be important for homeowners in Boston Area. 


Technically they are pollinators, but they aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees in Boston Area.


Wasp. This is a general term that describes any flying insect that can sting multiple times, eats meat, and is either solitary or makes colonies.
Hornetspaper wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers are all types of wasps.

Bumblebees have round, fuzzy bodies and stubby wings. They are usually black and yellow. They are closely related to wasps, but they aren’t wasps or bees.

BeesOf all the thousands of bee species, they all have hairy bodies, short wings, and at least some hairs, though some kinds are fuzzy. They can be black and yellow or completely black.
The most well-known types of bees are honey bees and carpenter bees.

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