We have a horrible yellow jacket problem as they have a nest in the wall on our back porch. We can't even walk out the back door without getting stung or go into our back yard without getting swarmed with these pests. What can we do to get rid of them?
Hood River County Oregon
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The yellow jackets have been early this year to build up their numbers and more aggressive because of our hot and dry summer. I'm sorry to hear about your extra challenge of having a nest in the wall of your house. Their populations will die soon as the colder weather sets in, but in the meantime, you can manage it using some of the suggestions in the articles below.
IPM Action Plan for Yellow Jackets: https://articles.extension.org/pages/20998/ipm-action-plan-for-yellowjackets