Tag: yellowjackets

Yellowjacket Wasp Behavior

Yellowjackets, in particular, may be late season pests around picnics, trash cans, and hummingbird feeders as they scavenge. The only way to control this situation is to locate and destroy the nest, which is rarely possible. As an alternative, keep all outdoor food and drinks covered when not... more
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Stinging Insects Active in Late Summer

Stinging insects such as yellowjackets, wasps and hornets send more than 500,000 people to the emergency room each year. And, if that's not bad enough, they become extra feisty in late summer and early fall when their colonies forage for food to sustain their queens during the winter months. While... more
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Bugs Be Gone: Keeping Summer Bugs from Bugging You

By Karen Hawthorne Summertime rituals are in full swing – heading up to the cottage, hosting a backyard barbecue or enjoying a campground cookout. These popular pastimes attract insects, especially with this season’s early hot weather. Whether they’re buzzing around the picnic table or... more
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