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Don't Let Yellowjackets Spoil Your Summer

Adult western yellowjacket. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Yellowjackets have a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive since they often sting when defending their nests or when they encounter people while out scavenging for food.  This time of year, yellowjacket colony populations are increasing,...

Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: beneficial (8), paper wasps (1), pest (62), stings (4), UC IPM (201), yellowjackets (6)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Summer Pests? Video Solutions!

Summer is all about being outdoors and enjoying camping, swimming, playing, and other activities with family and friends. But it's a real drag when pests such as ants, yellowjackets, or mosquitoes ruin the fun. When you have a pest problem and want to...

Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: ants (25), gophers (4), mosquitoes (27), pest problem (1), summertime (1), UC IPM (201), yellowjackets (6)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Top 4 Videos for Summer Nuisance Pests!

Every summer, a handful of insect pests can become a real nuisance when they invade your space, bite, or sting you. Whether you take a staycation or a vacation, you'll want to watch our videos for tips on how to deal with these pests when you encounter...

Posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM
Tags: ants (25), bed bugs (24), bugs (16), invade (2), mosquitoes (27), nuisance (6), pests (54), summer (7), UCIPM (66), yellowjackets (6)

What to Do About Yellowjackets

A yellowjacket entering its nest at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The question begged for an answer. "It's yellowjacket time again.  Does anyone have or recommend a good trap?" A Bay Area beekeeper today sought recommendations from ledEric Mussen, Extension apiculturist with the UC Davis Department of Entomology...

A yellowjacket entering its nest at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellowjacket entering its nest at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket entering its nest at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket sipping water at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellowjacket sipping water at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket sipping water at an apiary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Hanging Out to Get In

Yellowjackets

They're here. They're there. The Western yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica) likes to hang around bee hives.If you're a beekeeper, you've probably seen them nesting in a rodent burrow or hollow log near your hives. At the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee...

Yellowjackets
Yellowjackets

BRICKS mark the spot where yellowjackets are nesting at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entrance
Entrance

YELLOWJACKET guards the entrance to a nest near the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Emerging from Hole
Emerging from Hole

EMERGING from a hole, a yellowjacket defends her nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 29, 2010 at 8:15 PM

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