This Is Why Yellow Jackets Are Particularly Nasty This Time Of Year In North Carolina
Yellow jackets are something you should avoid at all costs. When I am hiking with my kids I tell them to stay in the middle of the trail and watch for buzzing ground. This is why yellow jackets are particularly nasty this time of year in North Carolina.
According to The Anson Record, hidden yellow jacket nests can become a real pain this time of year. You will usually find them in the ground, at the base of trees, possibly at the edge of grassy trails or areas. The yellow jacket nest has been doing its thing for awhile by late summer and then the weather starts to change for the 1,000 yellow jacket inhabitants.
According to the report in the Anson Record, the change in seasons and temperatures really tick off the yellow jacket. The queen is laying less eggs, the amount of food is diminishing, they are angry and they are going on the defense. This is why yellow jackets are particularly nasty this time of year in North Carolina. You get near them and they may just come for you. Trust me, I know from personal experience. I’ll shorten my long story. I was riding my horse at Kings Mountain State Park around this time last year. I was minding my business on one side of the trail but can see a swarm at the base of a tree on the other side. The bees apparently picked up my scent or my horse’s scent the attacked, dozens of times. Or maybe they thought I was a little too close to their queen and her eggs.
While most bees can sting only once the yellowjacket can sting over and over again. The good news is the nest should be gone after the first frost. To learn more about yellow jackets get all the details in the Anson Record right here.