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originally posted by: zeta55
a reply to: zeta55
I researched Japanese Hornets, to find out how to avoid them, and where they build their nests.
What I found out, is, Japanese Hornets don't exist in the United States. What we have are European hornets. They look very similar.
I have been under the impression, for all my life, these large yellow hornets, were Japanese Hornets, and to do whatever possible, to eradicate them.
From my research, European hornets have been protected since 1987, in Germany. They are beneficial predators of many harmful insects.
I feel bad I was misinformed, and needlessly killed a beneficial hornet, out of my unfounded fear.
Yellow Jackets are also beneficial. I realize we can't have them near our homes, or where we would disturb their nest, but should be left alone when they pose no danger to us, or our animals.
I just wanted to make that clarification. It may help someone else to have less fear, as I now do.
originally posted by: Omega85
Wow , thats amazing . Are yellowjackets the same as wasps ?
We have them here too and they can get just as big, The wasps here not only have a powerful sting but they will also chase you down the street with a bunch of their cronies and get you like a scene from The Warriors .
I wonder how fast they can build , I had a Mud Wasps nest appear on my shower head one day, over night .
Such awesome creatures, just dangerous .
They feel like fire lol