BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Part of a path in a southern Michigan city park has been closed due to a wasp infestation.

The Battle Creek Enquirer reports (http://bcene.ws/2bJBOzU ) Thursday that the critters have been identified as yellow jackets.

Nests were found near a clearing. Battle Creek officials say areas where the nests are found will be sprayed.

Officials initially reported the infestation was by bees.

No wasps have been found at a playground near the Linear Park path.

The Kalamazoo Gazette has reported that they were discovered after members of a family walking their dogs in Linear Park were stung.

Yellow jackets are aggressive and, unlike honeybees, don’t have to stop after one sting.

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This story has been corrected to show Battle Creek officials now say the infestation is by wasps, not bees.

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