Paper Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in small colonies, they can become aggressive if they feel their nest is in danger. It is common to see their umbrella shaped nests hanging from eaves outside the house, though they build them in various other places. These nests shouldn’t be knocked down without first killing the adult wasps. Aside from the risk of being stung, the nest will be rebuilt.


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