Yellow jackets and hornets differ in where they build their nests and how they eat. Yellow jackets build nests in soil, while hornets build their nests in trees. Yellow jackets are scavengers, eating dead insects and sug... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

While they are similar to other insects in some ways, you can identify a yellow jacket using the insect's size, color and behavior. Yellow jackets are small insects, typically under an inch long. The name derives from th... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

You can identify wasps and hornets by examining the insect's size, markings and colors. Other clues to help differentiate wasps from hornets include the insects' nesting behaviors, living situations and temperaments. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects
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Ground-nesting species of yellow jackets build their nests in protected spaces and often use old rodent burrows for nests. They also may build nests in spaces in the walls or ceilings of homes. Depending on the species, ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

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African hornets keep their stingers after striking a person. This fact, along with their aggressive behavior, means that they can sting an individual more than once. This is especially dangerous for anyone who is allergi... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects