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Have yellow jackets been released to battle spruce budworms?

There is a rumor going around that the Forest Service released millions of yellow jackets this spring to battle the spruce budworm problem. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Answer

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question.  It sounds like a rumor, as yellow jacket populations tend to cycle up and down.  You can always contact the local Forest Service office and ask them.