Lady said bees coming from base of oak tree & she was attacked while watering w/ hose, 10 times the day before. Checked out & was yellow jackets residing in ground nest in an undisturbed over grown bed of lillies. Got garden fertilizer attachment connected to hose w/ soap & smoker ready. Smoked area & spayed w/ soapy solution & started digging round periphery of area I had seen em going in ground. Finally dug up a pommelo sized nest of 5 combs which I placed in bucket w/ soapy solution. Realized later should of attempted to destroy hive in night when all workers are home,lol.
What methods have others here used to erradicate yellow jacket hives to close to human inhabitants? Will quite likely encounter again as folks confuse yellow jackets w/ honey bees. Chalking this one up to another life lesson,lol. Bon appetite & great lunch all.
Cheers, David S