Are yellow jackets more aggressive during fall? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you ever noticed that yellow jackets are more aggressive during fall? You may be surprised but sometimes, apple picking brings more of these aggressive stings than a summer picnic does! Well, there’s actually a scientific reason for it.

  • Autumn is a particularly vital time Yellow jacket colonies are at their largest (1,000-4,000 workers) by late summer and begin dwindling down as the weather gets cooler. So, they aren’t trying to intentionally bother you, they’re actually just dying off.
  • Resources are also depleted[i] during this time making yellow jackets grow hungry which is why they may be swarming your cider goods more than they usually would.
  • Yellow jackets are more defensive of their nests in fall because they know other bees are in there. P.S. They can sting repeatedly so it’s best to have Sting-Kill handy during these outdoor adventures to quickly treat the pain and itch.

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When heading outdoors, it’s better to be prepared for those unforeseen moments! Sting-Kill is the number-one choice among pharmacists for bee stings and the number-one consumer rated product for insect bite relief and insect bite treatments. Look for Sting-Kill at one of our retailers or order online at Amazon.

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[i] http://www.mlive.com/homeandgarden/index.ssf/2013/09/attack_of_the_yellow_jackets_a.html

About Sting-Kill (the Author)

Sting-Kill is the #1 pharmacist recommended product for relief from bee stings. Our dual-action formula has been trusted for over 45 years to provide fast pain and itch relief to stings, insect bites, jellyfish stings, and mosquito bites. Sting-Kill comes in easy-to-use swabs and convenient wipes.