Yellow Jacket

Yellow jackets are social insects that live in a paper nest. They are medium sized black wasps with yellow or white markings. Depending on the type of yellow jacket, they build aerial or subterranean nests. Aerial nests are built in trees, on utility poles, or house eaves. Subterranean nests are constructed in rodent burrows, tree cavities, or ground holes. When a nest is disturbed, yellow jackets can inflict multiple stings that are painful and may be life threatening to individuals allergic to the venom.

In late summer months, when yellow jacket populations increase, they can create a nuisance in parks by scavenging for food from picnic areas. They can cause structural damage to a home when they construct nests in walls or attics. Narragansett Pest Control uses specialized equipment to treat walls, chimneys and siding.