My mom came to visit today, so before she left, I went out to the garden to dig some potatoes for her to take home...Well, little did I know a colony of yellow jackets decided to make themselves at home in the potato patch and when I starting pulling up the straw they got really angry and dozens of them started flying out of the ground. I only got stung once--on the hand--and now it's so swollen it hurts to type this... So the question is...How do I get rid of the suckers without contaminating my potato crop?? *UPDATE* Hubby Sevin dusted the bee hive and layed plastic down over the opening. He went out after work the next day and most of the bees were either dead or close to it. He dug up the hive and got rid of it...so it looks like the Yellow Jackets are gone for good. I ended up going to the ER on Thursday night for the sting on my hand because more than 36hrs after I got stung the swelling was still growing. It was more than twice the size of the other hand and swollen up to my elbow. It was also very red, hot, and painful. Then I noticed that I had red streaks running all the way up to my shoulder. Anyway, it turned out to be infected and I had to get injected with tons of antibiotics in both shoulders and the started on an oral antibiotic as well. I didn't even know that a bee sting could get infected like that. I guess the bee must have sat on something nasty before it stung me. The swelling has gone down a lot since I've been on the antibiotics but my arm was in a splint for the past couple days which is why I haven't been on much...But I am back now and feeling much better!