Armadillos – Yellowjacket Nests

Q: A neighbor has a theory that armadillos in our area eat yellowjacket nests. He said he always gets stung in summer but for the last few years he has not been stung and he attributes it to the arrival of armadillos. What do you think?

A: Armadillos do indeed dig up yellowjacket nests. I don’t think they could give 100% control but this is one side benefit from having armadillos in your landscape. Of course the downside is that an armadillo is none too neat. Excavated nests will look like big divots in your landscape.

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