In Alabama again appear massive structures that are referred to as "Supernester" and in which up to 15,000 yellow jackets are housed. Experts warn that many more car-sized units will appear across the state before the perennial invasion is over.
In May, at least two "perennial yellow jacket nests" were sighted in the southern state. Researchers using the Alabama Cooperative Extension System believe that yellow jackets can survive due to milder winters and abundant food supply, and "spring into spring with a greater number," causing the nests to appear.
& # 39; DRUNK AND According to a press release from ACES, the first such "super nest" was discovered in June 2006. This year, Alabama had at least 90 nests, of which scientists claim that they can contain thousands of biting insects and can reach the size of another "beetle" ̵
The perennial nest is about 15,000 or about three to four times larger than a normal nest, "said Charles Ray, an entomologist working with ACES. "However, a nest in South Carolina has been documented with more than 250,000 workers."
Ray expects Alabama to see many perennial yellow jacket nests this year. In addition to the two already found, there is evidence of a third.
Ray warns residents not to fool around with the nests.
"Although these giant nests are often less aggressive than smaller colonies, it's important that humans do not disturb the nests," he said. CLICK HERE TO ARRIVE THE FOX NEWS APP
Experts advise that only licensed commercial pest control companies remove the massive nests.
Associated Press has contributed to this report.