Yellow jacket Habitats
Posted on September 7, 2021
Yellow jackets are found worldwide, and there are about 16 species that reside in the U.S. They are social insects that have annual colonies; only the queen lives through winter to start a new colony in the spring. Depending on the species, the queen will pick either an underground or aerial site to build her nest. Common places for a nest are attached to bushes, trees, or the eaves of homes. Yellow jacket nests are built with a recognizable paper-like material made from chewed cellulose.