These small yellow or brown ants are notorious pests, especially in hospitals. They are typically about 1/16th of an inch long, and have non-functional stingers which generate pheromones. Because these ants can create “budding” colonies quite easily, they can infest an office space within six months, even pushing out other insects. It can be challenging to eradicate them due to their ease of reproduction. Call Burns before these troublesome pests can get a good foothold in your property.
Yellow jackets are named aptly for their yellow and black appearance. Some mistake them for bees, but they are in fact stinging wasps. They differ from bees by having less hair on their bodies, they have a more oval shape vs the rounded shape of bees, and they have elongated wings that lie next to their body when at rest.
Nests of yellow jackets can typically be found under porch steps, exterior corners of buildings and homes, sidewalk cracks, and at the base of trees. They are attracted to human food, particularly sweets. They can often be observed flying around outdoor trash receptacles and picnic areas.