At first glance, most people are in awe of how beautifully kept our community is.
We have a beautiful fountain out front, and a large stone sign with the community name on it.
Then planted all around our homes and the front of the neighborhood, is all kinds of different flowers of different colors. Naturally, what attracts flowers is bumble bees and honey bees. I don’t think anyone in this community has a problem with the honey bees or bumble bees, in fact, a lot of us like to offer honey bee help if we can, because we like those insects and how they help our environment. The problem is that they aren’t the only insect attracted to our community, yellow jackets are also attracted to our community, and they build nests here all of the time. Wasps and yellow jackets are a problem because they will sting people if you get too close. My neighborhood has addressed the issue, by announcing they are having commercial bee removal on Thursday, and since the wasps will likely keep coming back, they are going to probably have yellow jacket removal a couple of times a year. I thought this was a good idea, it will lessen the numbers and the chances of people getting stung. And I can enjoy going outside and smelling some of the beautiful flowers, without the worry of a potential wasp being inside. I’m glad they are going to leave the bees alone as well, and only go for the wasps.