Paper wasps are similar to muddaubers. Females are solitary and build small nests from paper. These nests often appear along the eaves of homes during summer months. They are papery, two to four inches across, and have a honeycomb appearance when viewed from below.
Like mud daubers, these insects are not very aggressive and do not defend their nests the way yellowjackets do. Because they hunt other insects and feed them to their young, these wasps are actually beneficial. Their nests do not need to be removed unless they are in an area where they may be disturbed by people or pets.