Many of us use the words hornet and wasp interchangeably, but that’s a vast overgeneralization that does a disservice to these winged creatures. Understanding the differences between hornets and wasps might help you to make better pest control decisions, prevent you from killing beneficial species, and of course, maybe keep you from getting a painful sting.
Here’s the biggest thing to know: All hornets are wasps, but not all wasps are hornets
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