If ants are considered the infantry, then wasps are the air assault of Spring.
As a rule, these relatively slow-moving flyers are somewhat beneficial since they exterminate other insects. However, the benefits are diminished the moment you get stung. (I have personally been stung twice by these creatures in what I felt was without provocation. In fairness, I must say they are not as bothersome as yellow jackets.)
It can be said plainly that wasps have failed to endear themselves to people – we want them dead! The wasps most commonly seen in Spring are the umbrella wasp and the mud dauber.
The mud dauber builds mud tubes to nest in. These commonly are found around porches and cedar siding. More commonly, the wasps seen by most people are solitary or umbrella wasps. Nests usually contain up to 250 wasps. These creatures are not the social insects that honeybees are; they have no worker caste. In fact, all female wasps have the ability to lay eggs. The female that lays the first eggs becomes the dominant one with all the others then become subservient to her in helping her raise the young.
The nests are built in and around homes, especially under eaves, shutters, and in protected areas, such as porches, and in the corners of aluminum or vinyl siding. The nests are umbrella shaped, and there may be several nests in a relatively small area.
The wasps that fly around the eaves can be controlled best by fogging the attic space. The area under the shutters also may need to be treated. At Professional Exterminating, we also check areas in and around decks. We find that often a treatment is equally effective in the early morning as at night. Our guarantee is for a full 6 months from date of application a single application. Follow up visits as needed per our guarantee are always at no extra cost to you.
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