Yellow jackets are at their peak

September 15, 2015

Jeff Hahn[9/15/2015] There have been a lot of questions about yellow jackets lately. These insects are at their peak numbers now, and nests now are being discovered. Yellow jackets are predators and consume 10 times their weight in other insects, mostly grubs and caterpillars. Therefore, they have great value as biological control agents and might be helping you. Jeffrey Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension entomologist, added this information. While in most cases people are seeing yellow jackets, there is a tendency to call all stinging insects bees, which can be confusing. Different approaches are taken for control depending on whether yellow jackets or honey bees are present. Read the Full Article