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Where are the yellowjackets? #4500713
08/28/17 08:18 PM
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Most years in this part of the country, this would be prime yellowjacket season, with these aggressive little social wasps everywhere.
This year, I've seen only a couple of them.
Did the last mild winter harm them in some way or is something else going on?
I'm happy enough to be free of these little guys that will sting you with no reason, but I wonder what's become of them.
Does anyone have any idea?


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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500727
08/28/17 08:33 PM
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Funny you should ask. My ankle and foot are both swollen right now due to a couple yellow jackets getting inside my shoe while I was mowing yesterday.

Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500728
08/28/17 08:33 PM
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I found them:
Garden shed
Pump shed
Wood shed
Mower shed
Palm trees
Ivy on fence
Bay house

Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500754
08/28/17 09:01 PM
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One Friend of mine has had a nightmare this year nests in his yard(ground) house, eaves, under deck, tree etc


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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500768
08/28/17 09:10 PM
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I have been having the most fun in quite a while killing nests of Yellow jackets [almost as good as getting Gophers].


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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500771
08/28/17 09:12 PM
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Bees and bugs are in big decline globally. It isn't a good thing, they are very important to plants and the food chain. Pesticides are hypothesized to be the reason.

Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: wallyuwl] #4500818
08/28/17 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted By: wallyuwl
Bees and bugs are in big decline globally. It isn't a good thing, they are very important to plants and the food chain. Pesticides are hypothesized to be the reason.


Wasps arent bees. They are devils.

Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500831
08/28/17 10:24 PM
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I have a huge nest of them on my back porch.


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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500866
08/28/17 11:32 PM
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An acquaintance of my wife's was recently killed by a yellow jacket attack. He was doing something outside, disturbed a nest and got at least 20 stings. He was not allergic to bee stings, but he was in his 70's.

Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500902
08/29/17 12:53 AM
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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500916
08/29/17 01:39 AM
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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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They're all here. I just had to blast two nests.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500930
08/29/17 02:10 AM
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They're very smart. When I was a kid, I had the water hose out and I was squirting a pine tree that had a nest in it. All of a sudden, a swarm of yellow jackets came flying out of the tree and headed straight for me. They flew down through the collar of my T-shirt and stung me in the chest 6 times.

Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500962
08/29/17 05:38 AM
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No shortage around here.

Every year it seems I manage to get stung multiple times coming across a ground nest. Few years back I was working in my garden, and got stung 18 times. Little buggers had made a ground nest right at the edge of the garden, and my company was not welcome.


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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500965
08/29/17 05:41 AM
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Upstate NY
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They are annoying and often aggressive. Bee killer spray after dark. Tiny amount of gasoline in nests in the ground. Do not light. Gas fumes will kill.


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Re: Where are the yellowjackets? [Re: fdcg27] #4500966
08/29/17 05:43 AM
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I have developed an allergy to the sting. Pass out, heart beat anomaly. Last week had an exterminator for a nest in the ground for which I could not find the hole. $160. Cheaper than an ambulance ride to the emergency room.

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