Westside Pest on the cover of the Province

By Ian Austin, THE PROVINCE

Year of the wasp: Yellow jackets spike in numbers as pests scavenge for food

“They’re nasty right now,” said Ryan Dreyer of Westside Pest Control, donning his sting-proof hoodie and screened helmet before tackling a wasp nest in Katherine Burlin’s Point Grey home.

“They’re the scavengers of the bee world — if they see your hamburger, your steak, your fruit, they want it.

“Last year we were getting three to five wasp calls a day — this year it’s eight to 10.”

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