European Wasp Facts
They are a pest both for their propensity to sting and their environmental impact on native insects and spiders, although they have some beneficial value as a predator of some pest insects. Frequently these pests build hanging honeycomb-shaped nests from eaves, overhangs, or tree branches. Colors and sizes differ among species. They are territorial and extremely aggressive. Generally, many wasp stings are more painful than bee or scorpion stings.
Golden Wasp Facts
Great Goldens are solitary wasps, live independently and do not share in either nest maintenance or in the caring of their young. Also known as the Digger Wasp. There are over 130 known digger wasp species.
Mud Dauber Wasp Facts
These tiny insects don\’t sting but they can be a nuisance nonetheless. Mud daubers construct nests comprised of mud tubes high on walls and under overhangs.
Paper Wasp Facts
Australian paper wasps are made distinguishable by their black and reddish-brown coloration. They appear similar to yellow jackets. These insects are called paper wasps due to the construction of their nests. Paper wasp nests are made from small wood or plant fibers combined with saliva and appear to be made from paper. Their nests include numerous compartments within which wasps lay their eggs and rear their young. These nests are frequently found in sheltered areas, such as tree branches and the eaves of houses.
Paper wasps are considered beneficial because they assist in pollination by feeding on nectar and they control pest insect populations by feeding them to their larvae. However, despite their ecological benefits, paper wasp nests should not be permitted to develop in or near the home. Stings from paper wasps are extremely painful and may produce allergic reactions.
Removing a paper wasp nest may be dangerous. It is advised that a pest control professional be contacted to assist in treatment of paper wasp infestations.