Getting rid of Wasps/Yellowjackets
I had a terrible amount of them last year... I don't mind the wasps & hornets too much, since they're not too jumpy, but the Yellows make me really nervous. Also, I have dogs and the kid who mows my lawn is allergic to bees. Last year, I couldn't plant my back yard for fear of the Yellowjackets.
Is now a good time of year to get someone out to treat my yard? Or do I need to wait until "bee season"? I'd hate to kill the bumblebees, and besides, am I right that Yellojackets overwinter while others generally don't?
I'd like to get rid of the little demonic ones in time to do some spring planting, without killing every organism in my neighborhood. :)