Did you know that only “social” wasps sting? Most of the 20,000 species of wasps in the world are solitary and solitary wasps do not sting, so the wasps that most humans are more familiar with are social wasps who live in complex communities and that are normally very easy to spot. Very few social wasps, such as paper wasps, mud daubers, yellow jackets, hornets, and umbrella wasps, create homes near human dwellings. So why is it that most humans have been stung at some point or another? This blog will hopefully give you insight into the dreaded wasps and who the wasp stings.