Yellow Jacket Wasp

In going along with the theme of my last blog on lizards being beneficial for the garden (and building a trap to catch them), I also wanted to touch on other beneficial creatures in the garden like Yellow Jacket Wasps!

Unlike Paper wasp and Mud Wasp, Yellow Jacket's are much more aggressive towards humans especially if cornered or messed with. I've noticed you can get quite close to them before they get angry. Not only that but when they get angry they tend to just flyaway first:) 

I've never found them to be a nuisance myself, so I leave them alone and let them do what they do best with there aggressive nature!

I let them eat! They love to eat caterpillars such as inchworms and hornworms and eat them all day long!! They also eat spiders and pollinate flowers! 
I know at times these wasp can be scary but they work very hard in your garden to kill all the caterpillars that would otherwise eat all your fruits and veggies! If you just have way to many in your garden give one of these traps a try:)

I made this YouTube video showing just how aggressive they are toward worms! Watch what this Yellow Jacket does to this inchworm (that was way bigger than he was)! 

Like always God Bless:)
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