5/8" to 1" in length and generally Black and Yellow in color.
Damage / Signs of Presence:
Serious stings that some people may be allergic to with severe reactions.
Nest in ground, old railroad ties or wall voids. You will see foraging outside.
Primarily feed on insects in the spring but are attracted to human food such as sweets and meats.
Complete Metamorphosis Egg, Larva, Pupa and Adult. Colonies are at the highest level in late summer and early fall.
Sanitation, keep garbage secured. Treatments to nests are most effective. Do not try this yourself during the day. Yellow Jackets are very territorial and this could be dangerous. Call a professional.