we are, 99% of the time, talking about all things above ground.  when to plant, what to plant, how to maintain, etc.

this is that 1% where we are not.

at a large commercial project we completed this past week, we ran into a first…yellow jackets.  according to wikipedia, yellow jackets are wasps and are important predators of pest insects.  according to me, they are evil, sideways flying, creepy little airborne needles with wings.

here’s what i’ll tell you about this:  if you see a whole bunch of these flying in and out of a hole in the ground.  …..

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Then this is probably underneath it.

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yuck.

nothing to be messed with and, if i were you, i’d let the pros handle it.  and that’s coming from diy people.  in fact, in our situation, the facility’s maintenance had been dealing with these, so we let them handle it for us.  yep, don’t want any part of that.

the only safe way, in my opinion, to deal with yellow jackets is watching them on tv….

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