1/2″ yellow and black. Often nest in the ground but will nest in walls and other voids. Very aggressive when disturbed.
3/4″ to 1″ and has a narrow waist. Will often find nests in eves or under a protected surface.
Bald Face Hornet
Roughly 3/4″. They have white stripes and a white face. Their nest is protected with a paper like skin. Very aggressive when disturbed.
Long skinny bodies with yellow and black markings. Non aggressive but can sting if caught. Makes mud tubes for young.
Large 1 & 1/2″ bodies with yellow and black markings. Non aggressive but can sting. Digs holes in mostly dry sandy soil.
1/2″ to 1″ often confused with the carpenter bee. Abdomen will be striped and fuzzy. Nests mostly at ground level.
Similar looking to the yellow jacket the thorax will have some fuzz. The best solution if possible is for a beekeeper to come and remove the live nest.