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Yellow jackets are certainly worthy of avoiding, as insect stings are the leading cause of death from venomous creatures. While they are not noted for being extremely aggressive, yellow jackets will sting people if they feel physically threatened. They will also fervently defend their nest if they think that it is being disturbed.
Everyone gets a little more active in the summer, including our black and yellow stinging friends. Shane McCoy, Technical Training Director at Wil-Kil Pest Control, stopped by NBC 15 Madison to share tips to avoid these stinging insects during the summer months.