Paper Wasps

About Paper Wasps

The way paper wasps build their nests, they are known as paper wasps. Paper wasp nests seem like they're made of paper and are constructed of plant material mixed with saliva. These wasps range in length from 1.9 to 3.2 cm. Their dark brown bodies are usually accompanied by black wings and yellow markings. The colour of some of them is even comparable to that of yellow jackets.


Paper wasps are important because they aid pollination by eating on nectar and suppress problem insect populations by feeding their larvae on them. Wasps lay their eggs and nurture their young in several compartments within their nests. They usually don't have an exterior shell, thus the nest's cells are exposed. In fact, it resembles an umbrella, which is why they're sometimes nicknamed umbrella wasps.


There are almost 22 species of paper wasps in North America alone. There are over 200 species on the planet. They get access to homes through open windows and doors, as well as structural flaws. Because they like to reside in secluded settings, the bugs have little trouble finding places to build their nests in people's houses.


Paper wasp nests do have some ecological benefits but they should not be allowed to develop in or near in your household. The stings of Paper wasp are highly painful and can cause major allergic responses in those who are sensitive to the venom. Paper wasps are most commonly a problem for homeowners when they disturb a concealed nest. Wasps may sting many times to fend off intruders, but honey bees can only sting once. Most reactions to paper wasp stings are mild, but some people may be allergic to the pest's venom.


It's possible that removing a paper wasp nest is harmful. To help with the treatment of paper wasp infestations, a pest control specialist should be consulted. A solution of soap and water can help you repel paper wasps while also preventing nesting. Fill a spray bottle halfway with water, then fill it halfway with dish soap. Dish soap in the water dissolves their exoskeletons, thereby drowning them.

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