Wednesday, May 9, 2018

What are Paper Wasps?

It sure seems harmless, doesn’t it?  I mean, how threatening could a paper wasp be?  Well, let’s take a look.  Paper wasps gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems.  They mix this with their saliva to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.  Sometimes they are called umbrella wasps.

The nests of most true paper wasps are characterized by having open combs with cells for bringing up their young.  Unlike yellow jackets or hornets, they generally only attack if they themselves or their nest are threatened.  So, the choice is yours…keep your distance ALL of the time or get rid of them!

As to the second point, why not call A Complete Pest Solution.  They are Chicagoland’s paper wasp control professionals.  Since their sting can not only be painful, but dangerous for some people it is best to remove them from your environment.  Call Kurt at A Complete Pest Solution at the first sign of paper wasps at (630) 464-1542.

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