yellow jackets

Asked August 28, 2019, 4:12 PM EDT

Hello, Yellow Jackets - 1. Any ecological reasons for not exterminating? Thank you, Wayne Kollas wayne@waynekollas.com

Washington County Oregon yellow jackets

1 Response

Thanks for your question, Wayne. “My enemy’s enemy is my friend.” It may not seem that yellow jackets, like slugs, are worth keeping around—in either a local or universal sense. But this article may provide some answers to keep you from becoming their exterminator: http://www.pesticide.org/yellowjackets If you don’t want them at your BBQ, and don’t have a screened in porch (in Oregon?), this article has some ideas for self-preservation: https://www.mnn.com/family/protection-safety/blogs/how-to-coexist-with-bad-tempered-wasps-or-bees Good luck!