Yellowjackets are very aggressive when protecting their nest. As summer turns into fall this aggressiveness increases. While they are foraging for food they can pose a threat to humans who are not near their nests. Yellowjackets will build their nests in underground holes or occasionally in above ground cavities. If you are seeing Yellowjackets coming and going from one spot it is best to keep your family and pets away from the area and give us a call. A Bug Man can determine if there is indeed a nest and safely remove it.
Baldfaced Hornets are in the Yellowjacket family and are very aggressive in protecting their nest. My personal experience with this hornet was unpleasant and short lived. I hadn't noticed the nest 30 feet up in my tree until the leaves starting falling from the tree. At that point they decided that 30 feet wasn't far enough from their nest and my back door was getting dive bombed by them every time it opened. Much like Yellowjackets you may not notice a nest until late summer or fall and this is when they are the most aggressive. Waste no time in giving A Bug Man a call if you spot these Baldfaced Hornets around.
Common Wasps that we see around homes are the paper Wasp and mud dauber. You can find the bell shaped open cone paper Wasp nest hanging from eaves, porches and other protected structures. The mud dauber creates nests in similar places to the paper Wasp but they will appear more like a clump of mud stuck to the side of the structure. These Wasps are much less aggressive than Yellowjackets or Baldfaced Hornets when protecting their nests, but should still be removed from any areas where humans are present. If you find these nests around your home or business skip the hassle and call A Bug Man.