Exterminators Respond to Yellow Jackets

waspEUGENE, Ore. — The hot, dry weather we’re seeing is the perfect breeding ground for yellow jackets and wasps.

Researchers at Oregon State’s Department of Horticulture say this year is very similar to last year. They’ve taken quite a few calls this month for bald faced hornets in the Corvallis area.

“The yellow jacket activity appears to be way higher than in the past. I had three phone calls on Friday, and I feel that likely a year ago I would have felt three phone calls in a week was about normal,” said Jeremy Brown, Bye Bye Pest Control exterminator.

Yellow jackets do serve a purpose, eating pests that can damage plants. But, they can also be aggressive.

Wasps and yellow jackets die during the winter, except for the queen.

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