Wasps come in all shapes and sizes. Unlike bees, some wasps are solitary while others thrive in large colonies. Some wasps survive entirely on nectar from plants, but others are parasitic and will attack other insects. They have a painful sting, and unlike bees, wasps do not leave their stingers behind. That means they can sting someone over and over again – which makes them particularly painful pests.
More About Wasps
Yellowjackets are social wasps that live in colonies with workers, males and queens. The queen yellowjacket typically emerges between late February through early April
The bald-faced hornet is known for its aggressive nature. They squirt venom from their stinger into the eyes of nest intruders
Paper wasps aren’t as aggressive as yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets but they can deliver a powerful sting. The Western Paper Wasp is mostly found in the Northwest