• Yellow jacket venom removal?


    We have recently had a person stung by a yellow jacket living in a nest in the ground near our home and have been told that there is a second nest nearby. I have heard that these nests can be vacuumed out by people who collect the venom instead of applying poison. Is this true? Do you know of such a service locally?

    Naturalist's Response

    Yellow jackets seem to be more of a problem this year. I recalled seeing something about the removal of these insects in the Geauga County Wildlife Facebook group, so after sorting through old posts, I was able to come up with this:

    Hope it helps. Good luck.

    -Naturalist Linda Gilbert