Have yellow jackets been released to battle spruce budworms?

There is a rumor going around that the Forest Service released millions of yellow jackets this spring to battle the spruce budworm problem. Is there any truth to this rumor?

Answer: 

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question.  It sounds like a rumor, as yellow jacket populations tend to cycle up and down.  You can always contact the local Forest Service office and ask them.   

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Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:55 AM MDT