Yellow Jackets

Asked January 9, 2016, 4:54 PM EST

Have yellow jackets in my trailer ceiling. They have come down the light fixture. How to get rid of them?

Columbia County Oregon yellow jackets horticulture

1 Response

Most yellow jackets should be dead now. The only ones left are the pregnant queens that start colonies fresh next spring. So you shouldn't be seeing very many - only one or two every once in a while. They were up on the ceiling void waiting out the winter. They will wake up periodically and move about. Sprays won't help because they are hard to reach until they enter the room. So swat them while they are groggy. Let me know through the email below if this seems right. Chip

Chip Bubl chip.bubl@oregonstate.edu
OSU Extension/Columbia County