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Paper wasps are semi-social, and therefore not as aggressive of fully social species of wasps. They rarely become aggressive or even react to the presence of a human unless you touch their nest. As stated above, they resemble Yellow Jacket wasps, but build a different, more open and honeycomb-shaped nest.
Yellow Jacket wasps live in colonies and are social wasps. This means that they are extremely protective and will become aggressive if they perceive their nest to be threatened. Nests are typically built on trees, shrubs, overhangs, and other voids or cavities caused by human habitation.
Workers are capable of multiple stings and can cause injury and serious pain if you accidentally stumble into a nest.
Bald-faced hornets are social hornets and build their nests in trees and shrubs most commonly. They are very protective of their nests and colonies, and will inflict serious pain/ injury if provoked.
Mud-dauber wasps do not live in colonies because they are not social wasps. They do not defend their nests the way most social wasps are known to do and therefore rarely sting.
Mud-dauber wasps can be very beneficial, as they eat many other insects and spiders. If they do not pose a threat to you or your family, please consider leaving the nests where they are.
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