Over last week or so something has changed greatly with these two types of critters. The yellow jackets are hunting my yard heavily where grass is cut short early in morning. They appear to have wiped out all the smaller grasshoppers. They also harass hens on eggs and newly hatched chicks. I think they are interested in rotten egg smell. Yesterday I went about busting up clutches getting hit hard by the yellow jackets as they activities seemed to indicate accurately a high percentage of rotten eggs. This late in season my capacity to rear chicks is greatly reduced since forage base will collapse before chicks are harvestable. The yellow jackets seem hell bent on making the forage base collapse sooner. The paper wasps are doing something I have never seen before while in nest. Late yesterday I could see extreme activity on one of the nest under eave. Upon close inspection I could see they were removing their own pupae they were still white and eating them. That is like your your teenage kids eating your twelve your olds. Males have also emerged and they where doing a lot of the eating.