“Hornet” is term often used to describe yellowjackets and wasps. The Baldfaced hornet is the only “hornet” known to exist in Texas, even though this insect is in actuality a type of yellowjacket.
Their nests are primarily aerial and are constructed from chewed wood fiber and are covered with a papery envelope with an entrance near the bottom.
Nests can reach a size of 3 feet in length with 2 to 4 horizontal combs. These insects are less likely to act aggressively since their nests are typically constructed up and away or in remote locations, greatly reducing the exposure to disturbances.