I’ve often talked about bees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets and how, for the most part, they are completely harmless (unless, of course, one is allergic to the sting).
But this is the time of year when wasps, hornets and yellow jackets become more aggressive. There are complicated reasons for this that I’ve gone into in previous years’ posts (I’ve always attributed it to the “I don’t have much time left and I’m going to die” theory but it’s not quite that). You can read more about that here.
Residents of Connecticut have a great option, however. There is a gentleman who will come to your home and remove a wasp or hornet’s nest, free of charge.
He provides this service because he is providing the hornet and yellow jacket venom to medical labs as an anti-venin for those who are allergic to stings. This is a total winning situation for everyone involved.
The homeowner gets rid of the potentially dangerous wasp or hornets nest.
The medical labs get what they need.
What’s not to like?
His web site, Freeyellowjacket and freehornetremoval.com couldn’t be easier to remember. I’ve got a link to the yellow jacket site here.
I only hope other states have such services available!