Method 2 Kill Yellow Jackets
- Spray them with soap and water.
- Get a non-toxic wasp trap and set it out early in the season.
- Build a trap of your own using a large soda bottle.
- Cover the entrance and exit of the yellow jacket's nest with a powdered insecticide.
- Dispose of an aerial nest with a big cloth bag.
Besides, do yellow jackets nest in the ground?
Yellow jackets often nest underground in rodent burrows, so if you see lots of flying insects emerging from a hole in the ground, they're probably yellow jackets. By late summer, a colony may contain thousands of individuals that will aggressively defend their nests from intruders.
Do Yellow Jackets die over the winter?
After mating, males die and the fertilized females go in search of hibernation locations. Worker wasps perish in winter, leaving the hibernating queen to begin anew in spring. While nests may last through winter if built in sheltered areas, they will not be used again.
What eats a yellow jacket?
Hornets, including yellow jackets, retire inside their colony at night, making it an ideal time for bears, skunks, badgers and raccoons to pay them a call. You can set out an "all you can eat buffet" sign of sorts by pouring some honey on the entrance to the yellow jacket's nest at night.