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Look Out for Yellow Jackets this Fall

AUBURN, Alabama — Yellow jackets have their second peak of activity in the fall. Many people encounter and experience painful stings from these wasps during outdoor activities such as tailgating, picnics and parties. Nesting Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said most yellow jacket species build nests in the ground. However, some construct nests in buildings, tree ... Read More »

Yellow Jackets and How to Manage Them

Auburn, Alabama —With spring here, many forms of wildlife previously dormant during winter are now emerging throughout Alabama’s wilderness. Most of this wildlife consists of different types of insects such as wasps, particularly ones called yellow jackets. Yellow jackets are one of the common forms of wasps in North America, and get their names from the yellow and black coloring ... Read More »

Fall Season Brings Out Yellow Jackets

Get prepared for insects that have their second peak of activity in the fall, particularly yellow jackets. Many people encounter and experience painful stings from these wasps during outdoor activities such as tailgating. Yellow jackets are black-and-yellow social wasps. Hornets and yellow jackets are the most common wasp groups, said Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an entomologist with the Alabama Cooperative ... Read More »