Hello, Yellow Jackets - 1. Any ecological reasons for not exterminating? Thank you, Wayne Kollas firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington County Oregon yellow jackets
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!