By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A force of nature has taken the sting out of the region’s wasp population. “The number of yellow jackets is really down from what we normally see this time of summer — really down,” said Washington State University entomologist Richard Zack.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – The discovery in Washington state of a parasitic wasp that kills its host like a scene from the “Alien” sci-fi movie has entomologists cheering from the west coast to the east.
YAKIMA, Wash. – As August wears on and wasp colonies reach peak size, sun worshippers and picnickers beware: One rolled-up newspaper swat at a yellowjacket crawling toward that spilled ice tea or platter of grilled hamburgers could unleash a flying armada of angry co-workers if a nest is nearby. When a yellowjacket is smashed, […]