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Fox Pest Control is a top-rated yellow jacket exterminator in Rochester, NY and the surrounding area. 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. Rochester homeowners should be on the lookout for small paper mache-style nests around their homes, as they could be yellow jacket nests. They are social creatures and live in large colonies, meaning if you’ve seen one in your yard, you may have a yellow jacket infestation. Like most wasp stings, children and pets are especially sensitive to stings, and it is best practice to hire a Rochester pest control exterminator to promptly remove nests. Fox Pest Control is here to help homeowners in Rochester live yellow jacket free.

The affordable yellow jacket exterminators at Fox provide Rochester, NY yellow jacket nest removal near you and also offer a home protection plan to help you control various other pests throughout the year.

Call (585) 412-2711 or email us for a free inspection, same-day yellow jacket removal service*, and a 100% guarantee on results.

If you’re searching for pest control for bees (including carpenter bees), hornets, or wasps, check out these pages for more info. Not sure what they are? No problem! Call us at (585) 412-2711 or email us for a free inspection. Our expert technicians can identify the insect and exterminate it.

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Signs of a Yellow Jacket Infestation in Rochester, NY

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

Yellow Jacket Sightings

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

Visible Nests

Some species of yellow jackets in Rochester 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 in Rochester, NY

  • A yellow jacket is a subtype of wasp and are commonly mistaken for bees.
  • Because they’re wired to be social creatures, they are much more aggressive than other types of wasps, especially when they think their nest is in danger.
  • Yellow jackets are about the size of a standard housefly, but don’t be misled: they aren’t mild-mannered.
  • To identify a yellow jacket, look for:
    • Smooth bodies, a small waist, relatively small body (½ in.), yellow and black striped markings
  • These insects are known to bite their target securely in order to get a tight grip while sliding their stinger into the skin.
  • If you or someone you know is stung by a yellow jacket and experiences any of the following symptoms, contact a doctor immediately, as these are symptoms of a potentially life-threatening systemic reaction:
    • Hives
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Constricted airway
    • Dizziness
    • Nausea or vomiting
  • If you hire an exterminator in Rochester, make sure that they do a thorough job checking for yellow jacket nests in the ground, in siding, around sheds, etc. Sometimes, their nests are hidden and a trained professional will know how to detect the nest, kill the yellow jackets, and remove the nest.

Ready to get rid of them? Fox is a yellow jacket pest control company in Rochester, NY. Call us at (585) 412-2711 or email us for a free inspection/estimate, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee on results.

Helpful Yellow Jacket Prevention Tips in Rochester, NY

  • 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 Near Rochester, NY?

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Each service provides a detailed report & helpful tips to keep pests away. We return regularly throughout the year, increasing protection with every visit.

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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.

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

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FAQs About Rochester, NY Yellow Jacket Removal Near Me

Are Rochester yellow jackets dangerous?

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. To get rid of a yellow jacket infestation, you need to destroy or remove the nest, which can be a dangerous task. Thankfully, there are yellow jacket removal exterminators near you! Contact Fox Pest Control Rochester at (585) 412-2711 or email us for a free inspection & estimate, same-day service*, and a 100% results guarantee. Yellow jacket removal in Rochester, NY has never been so easy!

What is anaphylaxis?

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.

What is epinephrine?

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. Fox Pest Control's yellow jacket removal in Rochester, NY can go along way to help with this, too.

Can yellow jackets only sting once?

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. Fox provides yellow jacket nest removal in Rochester. Get started by calling (585) 412-2711 or by emailing us for a free inspection/estimate, same-day service*, and a 100% guarantee

Are yellow jackets in Rochester beneficial to the environment?

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.

Do yellow jackets eat pollen?

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, yellow jacket removal in Rochester could be important for homeowners. Call (585) 412-2711 or email us for a free inspection, same-day service*, and a 100% results guarantee.

What do yellow jackets eat?

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

Do yellow jackets make honey?

Yellow jackets don’t make honey, but they regurgitate pollen for their larvae to eat.

Do yellow jackets pollinate flowers?

Technically they are pollinators, but yellow jackets aren’t nearly as good at it as native bees and honey bees in Rochester. If you have a yellow jacket infestation in Rochester, call (585) 412-2711 or email us for a free inspection/estimate, same-day service*, and a 100% results guarantee.

What are the differences between wasps, hornets, bumblebees, yellow jackets, and honey bees in Rochester, NY?

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

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

Bees: Of 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.

Fox Pest Control Rochester Reviews

June 2022
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I highly recommend Fox Pest Control for all your extermination needs. The service tech, Manny Rodriguez, did an outstanding and very professional job spraying my house for flying insects, ie, wasps, hornets, & yellow jackets. Manny explained everything before he started and he made sure that I let him know of any areas of concern on and around my house.

June 2022
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This company offers a quarterly service. Each quarter targets different insects and pests according to the time of year. They start with an in-home extermination spraying with a environmentally friendly product. Then they maintain the outer home so that insects do not come back into the house. Very good service and quality as well

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