>I've always had a lot of small yellow and black striped ground hornets arround my place.
Yellow Jackets maybe??? Description fits.
>I haven't paid them any mind because they are the leat aggessive hornets I've ever seen. I can stomp on a huge hole of them, run them over with the lawnmower and otherwise taunt them.....they don't bother me at all.
Temperament doesn't fit
. Don't sound like yellow jackets, they will lite you up in a heartbeat
If it is yellow jackets --- some folks have problem with them attacking hives. So far I am lucky. Right now I do see more than usual. This time of year their food supply begins to run short and thier population is at peak, They will go for about anything this time of year including your picinic lunch
! However they do prefer protein, like bee grubs.
A small trap can be made or purchased @ a hardware store or Wally World.