Yellowjackets are more aggressive than other stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, mud daubers or bees. Yellowjackets can both sting and bite — they will often bite to get a better grip to jab their stinger in. Since they don't lose their stinger, they can sting numerous times, and will do so unprovoked.
Although an insect bite and an insect sting are both painful, there is a big difference. Wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, all bees, and fire ants are venomous
Sting from a bee, hornet, wasp, or yellow jacket; Over 95 percent of stings are from honey bees or. Insect repellents do not work against these stinging insects