Wasps and Yellow Jackets

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:03:23 PDT
Yellow jackets are extremely aggressive ground nesting wasps. Some 
nested in the ground at the end of a wood storage rack where logs are 
collected until they are split for firewood. Last Wednesday my husband 
got stung half a dozen times. Not anaphylactic allergic (at least so 
far) but has issues so came inside to use his Epipen. Called the pest 
control service who sent a tech to deal with the yellow jackets the next 
day. As an aside - skunks like to dig up the nests and eat the grubs.

Paper wasps chew wood and make those gray football size nests. Leave 
them alone and they will leave you alone. When they nest in the 
greenhouse, under the railing of the deck - sorry but I need to get them 
gone. Unlike bees who sting and die wasps can sting multiple times. And 
it hurts.

Judy in New Jersey where high heat and higher humidity went away 
Saturday night so we had a lovely Sunday. But today (Monday) is again 
veering towards sticky.

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