Will yellow jackets attack at night?
Here's my situation:
I was stung a couple of weeks ago when attempting to turn my compost pile. I had a very bad reaction to the sting and simply can't take the chance of having another one. I'm not sure if the wasps have a nest in the compost pile or just got upset because I was messing around it. I didn't see a larger than normal number of the beasts around the pile, so maybe it's only a food source for them.
In any case, I REALLY want to turn my compost pile. What would happen if I did this at night? There's enough moonlight and light from streetlamps to work with, but would the wasps fly and sting at that time if disturbed? If there's even the slightest chance they would, I'll just have to wait until late this fall when I know they're mostly dead.