Remember how yellowjackets were stingy back in July?

Well, I ended up dowsing that chair with wasp poison in August, and finally cowboy’d up enough to clean out the deck chairs and make sure there weren’t any more nests anywhere. (And when I say “cowboy’d up”, I mean I was wearing gloves and long sleeves and a hat and using a long stick and waited until it was nearly dark and rainy. That kind of cowboy.)

What I found was a sad little graveyard:

If you look closely, you’ll see that their nestbuilding actually cut into the fabric of cushion, and the pulled out the stuffing to help make the nest. How interesting! Curiosity aside, we tossed the cushions and are starting our porch fresh, sans stingers.

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