Why Are Yellow Jackets Worse in NH Right Now?
According to an article from American Pest, all summer long, the yellow jackets have been incubating in their nests and they are now coming out and looking for food.
There was a story a few days ago from WMUR how a New Boston trail had to be closed because 14 people were stung by yellow jackets. New Boston isn't the only town that is feeling the overabundance of these things.
Since the weather has been so nice, there have been two occasions that I've had lunch outside this past week and both times, I was harassed by yellow jackets. I usually don't let those things bother me, whether it's a bee, fly or whatever. If I'm eating outside, it's their territory, so I'm okay with dealing with it. This year, however, it seems like they wouldn't leave us alone.
Take a look at this video to see just how big their nests can get.
Just this morning, a friend of mine got stung on the neck by a yellow jacket. Worse yet, if I remember my biology classes, sometimes their nests are underground so even if you are walking along, minding your own business, you could be attacked by these things.
Even if you're not deathly allergic to bees, they can still hurt. Here's an article I found on what to do if you are stung.
Bee careful out there. See what I did there?