Yellow Jackets
Critter Control specializes in yellow jacket removal, yellow jacket control and how to get rid of yellow jackets. Call an expert when you experience yellow jacket problems.

Identifying a Yellow Jacket Problem

It is not usually hard to identify a yellow jacket problem around a house or property. Usually, you will hear a buzzing sound and then quickly see the yellow and black creature fly from a hidden enclosure. With a close listen, you may hear a buzzing sound where the yellow jacket disappeared. These are signs that you have at least a small yellow jacket problem. After you identify a yellow jacket problem, the next step is to consider yellow jacket control to plan on removal. Yellow jacket removal can be challenging depending on the location of the yellow jacket nest and the number of yellow jackets present.

Appearance & Habitat

These bee-sized social wasps are often confused with honey bees, though actually not bees at all. Yellow Jackets typically:

  • Are black with yellow markings on the front of the head and yellow banding around the abdomen
  • Their heads are yellow with dark eyes
  • Have front wings of that fold lengthwise when at rest
  • Have large antennae  
  • Closely resemble hornets but have a much smaller heads
Yellow jackets are often found in several locations around a house and property and can quickly become a buzzing problem if yellow jacket control is not put in place. They make nests underground in locations with openings that provide protection from the elements of weather. It’s important to implement yellow jacket control before they become a huge problem and safety issue. It’s common to find yellow jackets in the fall when opening and closing a pool or cleaning out a garage or shed in the area. Yellow jacket removal in the Kansas City area is key in getting rid of yellow jackets.

Yellow Jacket Problems


In the Kansas City area, it’s common to find yellow jackets in the attic, in the garage, in the soffit and eaves of a house because these locations are often untouched on a daily basis and provide ample protection from the elements of weather, humans and other animals and insects. It is rare to find a nest in the main living quarters of a house, but you may notice a lone yellow jacket or two enter through an open window, door or unsealed entryway. Once you identify a yellow jacket problem, the next step is to consider how to get rid of this problem before it becomes much worse.


If left uncontrolled, yellow jackets can cause a lot of damage and pose health and safety risks for families and pets. Many people begin swatting and shooing at yellow jackets, but this can irritate yellow jackets and encourage them to sting or hide. When found or uncovered unexpectedly, a yellow jacket may immediately sting. Yellow jackets are capable of continuous stings and can draw in other yellow jackets if they feel endangered. Small children and pets are at risk, so yellow jacket control should be considered at the first sign of a yellow jacket problem.

Yellow Jacket Control


Contact your local Critter Control of Kansas City office control specialist that knows how to get rid of yellow jackets to safely and effectively provide yellow jacket removal and control services. A Critter Control of Kansas City yellow jacket removal specialist will close holes, remove nests and yellow jackets and provide tips to prevent yellow jackets from coming back. They can also provide ideas on how to control yellow jackets and how to get rid of yellow jackets at the first signs. A small yellow jacket problem can quickly become a large yellow jacket problem, so it’s important to contact an expert that knows how to get rid of yellow jackets at first sight of a problem. 


The best way to prevent a yellow jacket problem is to control yellow jackets and remove yellow jackets as soon as you notice signs of infestation. If you have noticed a yellow jacket problem in your house or on your property, it is important to check these areas each spring and fall. It is best to have the nest removed when it is small instead of waiting until the nest attracts hundreds of yellow jackets.
We can help you get rid of yellow jacket problems!  Call us today, before it is too late! 
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