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Dangerous wasp nest removed in Lee Co.

The nest contained around 10,000 active yellowjackets (Source:WALB) The nest contained around 10,000 active yellowjackets (Source:WALB)
Richter said that yellowjackets can be extremely aggressive (Source:WALB) Richter said that yellowjackets can be extremely aggressive (Source:WALB)
The nest was located in the Callaway Lakes neighborhood (Source:WALB) The nest was located in the Callaway Lakes neighborhood (Source:WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Residents in Callaway Lakes can walk around their neighborhood without having to worry about getting stung by yellow jackets.

On Monday, Dale Richter of The Buzz Fuzz removed a large yellow jacket nest off the busy corner of Martindale Drive and Wiregrass Way.

The nest became so large that last week Lee County officials put up red caution tape to warn the public.

Richter says the nest contained around 10,000 active yellow jackets posing a threat to nearby neighbors.

“The yellow jackets can continue to sting you and stick to you. And they actually replicate their sting within 24 hours, so you get a 3-4 day effect from it,” Richter said.

Richter said this is prime season for yellow jackets, which are extremely aggressive.

If residents notice a nest in their neighborhood, they’re asked to avoid it and call 911.

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