Too many yellow jackets!
We live on a farm with chickens/turkeys in the yard, and cows next door. We also have 2 apple trees about 30 feet from the house. We have more yellow jackets and wasps than anyone I know has ever seen! They are everywhere.
I would like to remove whatever is attracting them. Spraying would be a full time job, there are that many of them!
Options please... I am considering cutting down 2 beatuiful apple trees that produce regularly with little maintenance. I know the bees like the trees and eat the apples as well. Will this be a signifigant help?
Do they stay close because of the bird droppings? Would getting rid of the birds help, or is the cow manure next door the larger problem?
Thanks in advance for all the help! This has gotten out of hand, and we don't know what to do.