When it comes to pest control, it can be argued that none is more needed than in a fruit or vegetable orchard. While it is important that any place occupied by people is pest-free, the amount of produce grown in orchards often attracts the deadliest of pests. As detailed in an article published by the Good Fruit Grower last August 18th, there is quite the increase of yellow jackets and wasps at orchards and produce markets, which can be quite the hazard to people:
Not only do these critters sting humans, they damage ripe fruit, gouging out chunks varying in size from small holes to nothing-left-but-the-core. In u-pick orchards or farm stands, the consequences of biting into an apple or pear— or drinking a cup of juice —that has attracted a wasp can be life-threatening. A sting in the mouth or throat for some can lead to deadly swelling.