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Summer brings back the hefty & stinging European hornets

by Kate Evans

European hornets are giantsized hornets that look like huge yellow jackets and they have returned. They can be found flying at night around porch lights, guzzling at hummingbird feeders during the day, hanging around water faucets and buzzing around garbage cans looking for food.

They also eat fruit on fruit trees and remove the bark of twigs and branches on trees and shrubs like lilac and rose bushes and birch to feed on their sap and insects drawn to it . . .