Hi – Working out in the yard yesterday with my brother and we were suddenly surrounded by wasps. Were cutting out trees growing out of old stumps. Noticed them around the storage shed yesterday. Today they are all over – back porch, front porch, under the overhangs and buzzing around in the back yard. My mother 93 ended up in hospital 20 some years ago because of bites from these same kind of wasps. (Usually have them every year – never have been able to totally eliminate) but this year seems to be extremely bad. Also have two small dogs (Yorkies) who love the outdoors in nice weather. I need to know how to eliminate them totally if possible. Mom probably would not survive another attack and I know the dogs definitely would not. Only 5 pounders. Hope you are able to suggest something I can do myself. Thanks.
For the last 2 summers we have had problems on our deck where many yellow/black wasps come and chew on the wood. You can hear and see their chew marks (they are not burrowing into the deck, simply scraping off the external layer of wood [presumably to build a nest somewhere else]).
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