Jean001, Portland re Yellowjackets
My location is Vernonia, about 50 miles west of Portland. This summer my entire crop of marionberries, grapes and blackberries was eaten by yellowjackets and hornets. I haven't tried to control them in previous years because they didn't do much damage, but this year I got nothing.
My garden is quite large and I should have been able to harvest 75# of grapes, and 6 gallons of berries. I didn't get one bite of anything! Was this an exceptionally bad year, and do you have any suggestions for controlling these pests, aside from the usual traps? Thanks. Lyn