German yellow jacket (Vespula germanica) perched on a wooden board

What’s The Difference Between a Yellow Jacket and a Wasp?

Yellow jackets are actually the common name of a particular type of wasp. Wasps from the Vespula and Dolichovespula genera are called yellow jackets in the US. Yellow jacket species…

Wasp resting on a tree branch

Wasp Season in Michigan This Summer

As you may have already noticed, it’s officially wasp season here in Michigan. Every summer, the wasp population peaks around July, and the pest becomes far more prevalent than usual….