Insects

What to Know About Yellow Jackets in October


When fall arrives, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re safe from stinging insects, such as yellowjackets. In fact, yellowjackets remain active in October in order to prepare for the cold. Find out what to expect from these pests this time of year, and make sure you get prompt pest control in Monmouth County if you have them on your property.

Foraging for Food

During fall, yellowjacket workers tend to spend their time foraging for food for themselves. As they look for food, they can become highly aggressive if you get too close to them. Keep in mind that they also usually go for sweeter foods and drinks during this time of year, so you might see them hovering around open cans of soda or sugary foods. Since these yellowjackets can sting you again and again, it’s important to discourage them by avoiding having sweet foods or drinks outside.

Seeking Shelter

Queen yellowjackets are also busy during fall as they search for a place to stay in winter. This could mean that these queens find their way into your home through small openings or holes in screens. Once they’re inside, they’ll typically stay inside a wall or other hidden area until they emerge again in spring.

If yellowjackets are causing you any problems this fall, Allison Pest Control is here to help. We have experts available for safe and thorough pest control in Monmouth County.

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