More summer outings are interrupted by these buggers
than any other pest. Yellow jackets and bald-faced
hornets are particularly aggressive and potentially
dangerous especially when near their nest. These insects
are social builders of paper-like nests in the ground,
in wall voids behind siding or in trees or
shrubs. The several thousand workers forage for food
throughout the summer months to care for the larvae.
Feeding on meat from carcasses, garbage or picnic table food to sugars from fruit, beer, and sweet beverages at
picnic sites make them particularly annoying to humans.
Treatment for these unpredictable, stinging insects
requires a dust injected into the entrance of the nest.
As the workers move about, they get the dust on their
hairs, clean themselves at night and consume a lethal
dose of the dust formulation to kill the entire nest.