- Color: Yellow and black head/face with band-patterned abdomen.
- Size: Workers 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch.
- Feed on: Sweets and proteins and commonly invade outdoor activities.
- Found in: Yellow jackets can be found anywhere humans are; they nest in the ground or in cavernous areas such as eaves and attics.
- The Sting: Yellow jackets may sting repeatedly and can cause allergic reactions. They become more aggressive in autumn when the colony begins to die out except for the queen.
- Characteristics: There are several species of yellow jackets, which experts can differentiate by their abdominal patterns.