The Pest: Paper Wasps . . .
Paper wasps are brownish with yellow or reddish markings.
The nest: Paper wasps get their name from the paper-like material of which they construct their nest. Paper wasp nests are often umbrella-like in shape and are never enclosed in an envelope. Nests are often found hanging from twigs and branches of trees and shrubs, as well as porch ceilings, door frames, eaves, deck floor joints, railings, etc.
The threat: If a nest is touched, there is a high probability you will get stung, although paper wasps are typically not aggressive. Paper wasps are considered beneficial insects because they control many pest insect species. However, if their nest is located near a structure, control is warranted.
The above information was provided by Missy Henriksen, Vice President of Public Affairs, NPMA
Executive Director, Professional Pest Management Alliance.
If you're concerned that you have paper wasps in your home or place of business, give Dave a call at 1-800-400-6009.
Dave's Pest Control
A Central Massachusetts Extermination and Pest Control
Worcester County Pest and Rodent Exterminators