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Yellow jackets
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dave    Posted 08-15-2003 at 13:48:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have noticed a lot of yellow jackets around an
area in my yard where a sump pump discharges water. Due to the amount of rain this year, this area has been wet and there is some standing water.
will the yellow jackets nest there, or are they there to either eat other insects or get materials for nesting elsewhere

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Redneck    Posted 08-15-2003 at 16:31:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found one of the biggest nest I have ever saw in a place where a sink drained with standing water.

KellyGa    Posted 08-15-2003 at 15:09:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Every time I get out the hose in August to do anything, they find the water. One time, I was spraying off my daughters little play house, and grasshoppers came up out of the grass onto the side of the play house, and out of nowhere it seemed, here come yellow jackets, and they plucked those suckers right off the side of that house and took off with them. So, I believe the water really attracts them easily, but I would still watch for a nest.

Randy    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:58:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
dave, watch them and look for a hole in the ground. They really get uptight this time of year. If you see the hole get some spray and spray them at night when they're in the nest. I mow lawns for a living and we found 3 today. Drove over one nest last week, man that hurt!
Sounds like they're just hanging around though. Good luck and be careful.

You prolly...    Posted 08-15-2003 at 14:55:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
have an underground nest of those rascals living careful...

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