[Homestead] Tigers in your short grass
lkvp at floydva.net
Thu Sep 23 12:47:35 EDT 2004
> Yellow jackets do you a large favor in paralyzing, hauling off garden
> pests to their nest. They don't have sense enough to avavoid stinging
> larger predators walking around their nest, so I exterminate the
> yellow jackets that sting me. After a few million years of genetic
> selection they might become smarter. Don't think I will wait..
There was a blurb in today's Roanoke Times where 38 people were stung by
yellow jackets, many of them children from a Head Start program, as they
left a meeting held yesterday afternoon at a church in Blacksburg. I
believe the paper said 4 or 5 people went to the hospital for known and
unknown allergic reactions. Bet someone has taken care of that nest.
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