The yellow jackets are starting to come out. My property is covered in them. My question is how to get rid of them without endangering my poultry and goats. I have poured gas down the holes I could find. I did this after dark so they would hopefully be home. It didn't seem to do any good. I have fruit trees which I believe attracts them at certain times of the year. Of course, they aren't producing yet. I want my children to be able to play outside without the danger of being stung.