Wasps & Hornets

Wasps & Hornets are dangerous to man because of their ability to inflict painful stings. Some people are extremely sensitive to the protein material injected by these insects, and such people may become extremely ill or may even die as a result of being stung only once.

The Common Wasp Species Are:

Paper wasps: Some of the most dangerous wasps are “paper-making” wasps. They may be identified by their habit of folding their wings when at rest - making them seem only half as wide as they are actually. These wasps build nests of a paper-like material.

Polistes wasps: This is probably the most common form of paper wasp, building rather simple nests and commonly seen hanging from the eaves of houses and beneath.

Hornets: One of the universally recognized wasp nests is a brownish-gray structure resembling a large football. These insects are moderately large with a body that is basically black and with a face of whitish or yellow appearance.

Yellow jackets: This is the smallest of the paper wasps, about ½” long. The nest is typically underground and as many as 10, 000 workers may be produced in a colony in a season. Situations are known in which yellow jackets have built extensively within wall voids in concrete block foundations. The workers are unpredictable in their response to humans who approach the nest. The intruder may be ignored or he may be subject to massive assault and may be stung severely.

Mud daubers: These nests are found commonly in attics where they are plastered against the underside of the roof and other structural timbers. The nests should be approached with caution.

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