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The yellow jackets are back.

It looks like the combination of yellowjackets and hive beetles has caused the crawl space hive to abscond. There are also a crazy number of yellow jackets interested in the ground just in front of the natural hive. They don’t seem to be flying in to it, just landing on the ground in front of it. I cleared away all the leaves and plants around the area but found nothing of interest. There’s gotta be a huge nest nearby, and I need to find it.

The yellow jackets don’t seem to be very interested in my traps either. I’m killing several, but I’m getting more flies than yellow jackets.