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 ( ) 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.


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

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