yellow jackets in the ground

gailuvscatsSeptember 13, 2009

I have a ground nest of yellow jackets. ( I think, they are small and look to be yellow, but don't land on anything so I can't determine exactly.) anyhoo, I don't intend to disturb them, but should I do something to get rid of the nest in the winter? will they return?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

We're pretty well at the end of yellow jackets peak, when cold sets in you should be fine and most likely are dead come spring.

Konrad

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 1:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gailuvscats

thanks. I am concerned that they will use the nest again next spring, or summer, and I would like to prevent that since it is right next to the sidewalk, and they get agitated if you stand in front of it, which I frequently do to tend to plants. should I try to fill it in with something organic that they can't drill through. It is in a big bed of Ivy under a huge norway spruce, but the entrance hole is very obvious when they start flying in and out, which they do like crazy if you are three feet from it. They haven't bitten me though, they just buzz past me front and back at a furious rate. They encourage me to move out of the way. I don't know how they figure I am standing there in the direct line of flight.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2009 at 9:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Sure...fill in the hole early spring , a slurry of soil water mix.
You probably need a couple of re-fills after drying up.

Konrad

    Bookmark   September 16, 2009 at 12:19AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What happened to our hive?
We are new beekeepers, starting two hives from two...
grovestead
No bees in my Baltimore garden
This year my beautiful garden has attracted no bees,...
echalmers
how to get rid of 10000s ground yellow jackets on 400-500 holes
Many parts of my 1 acre highly wood area has 400-500...
pectin
Bee identification
This large bee was attacking honeybees and bumblebees...
hrathbur
Large quiet bee--ID?
Can anyone ID this bee? Coastal BC, today
Real LIfe Garden Solutions
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™