It’s not a plague of locusts, but at least locusts don’t sting.
At FedEx Field, bees have become a problem. As explained by Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, the winged-and-stingered pests are prevalent at NFL games. The team has taken notice.
“We are aware of the situation and are working on eco-friendly ways to limit the bee population on game day,” a spokesman told Steinberg.
It’s a potentially significant issue because plenty of people are allergic to bee stings. And while it’s impossible to eradicate bees from any open-air events, the yellow-jacket wasp nests anywhere and everywhere, from holes in the ground to cracks in a wall to the plastic tubing around a fence at a baseball field (as I once found out the hard way). Part of the challenge when it comes to maintaining an open-air stadium is to find any yellow-jacket nests and to get rid of them.
The good news is that, if the team ever changes its name, the apparent insect infestation could unlock a new universe of possibilities.