Wasps are attracted to a variety of things in your yard. Understanding what attracts them can help you take steps to reduce the likelihood of an infestation. Here are some common things that may attract wasps to your yard:
Yellow jackets are a type of social wasp that are known for their distinctive black and yellow striped bodies. They are typically about 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch in length, and their nests can contain hundreds or even thousands of wasps.
Mud daubers are a type of solitary wasp that are known for their distinctive nests, which are made out of mud.
They are typically black or metallic blue in color with bright yellow patterns on their thorax and legs and have long, slender bodies.
Hornets are a wasp species that are closely related to yellow jackets. They are typically larger than yellow jackets and have a more robust body. Hornets can be aggressive if their nest is disturbed, and their sting can be painful.