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Home, Lawn & Garden Insects & Pests

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In Tennessee, 11 species of yellowjackete wasps can be found (Table 1). These wasps are often considered beneficial as predators of crop pests; however, in late summer they can be pests due to their stinging behavior. This factsheet summarizes information about yellowjacket identification, biology, behavior and lists options for control when needed.

Publication Number

SP341M-500-6/00(Rev) E12-2015-00-044-00

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