How do you deal with these once you get them?
What can you do differently to prevent this from happening in the future?
I think that we have at least two different species of yellow jackets in my area. One targets fruits and the other goes for meat. Their markings are a tad different so that's why I think they are two different species. I've watched the meat hunters catch flies. They will sit on my flycatcher bottles and ambush a fly. Quite interesting to see how they do it.
Dave Redvalley wrote:I've had good success by placing a clear glass bowl over the entrance to the nest at night. With the clear glass the hornets don't bother to try to dig their way out and they just sit in there all day and die. It usually only takes a few days and the nest is wiped out. I will generally leave them alone as well, but (in the words of Seinfeld)"I am the master of my domain" and if they cause problems they must go!
That is a slick idea. Next time there is a troublesome hornets nest where it should be, I will try that.