PUBLISHED ON June 25th, 2013
Talk about your fickle homeowners. Yellow jacket queens spend each spring scouting-out new nesting locations – under the ground, up in trees or around your home’s eaves and porches. Once these ‘foundresses’ find the perfect spot, they begin building this year’s new home and lay eggs. At the end of the summer, the nest is abandoned and the colony of yellow jackets dies off. New queens are the only members of a colony that lives through the winter in most cases.