WHAT ARE MUD DAUBERS?

Mud daubers are a type of wasp that makes their nest out of mud. They are beneficial insects to have around the yard because they will eat other annoying pests like spiders. Mud daubers have long, narrow waists between the thorax and abdomen. There are three species of mud daubers that all build slightly different nests.

PEST INFORMATION

Color: Metallic Black, Yellow, or Blue
Size: 1/2 – 1 inch
Legs: 6
Antennae: Yes
Mud Dauber

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HABITAT

Mud daubers are solitary insects that live in individual mud tube nests. The organ-pipe mud dauber builds an elaborate nest with multiple mud tubes side-by-side resembling organ pipes. The black and yellow mud dauber builds a single mud tube nest. Lastly, the blue mud dauber constructs multiple mud tubes side-by-side, but not as elaborate as the organ-pipe mud dauber. They will use the same nest site each year if possible.

HOW TO GET RID OF MUD DAUBERS?

Mud daubers are beneficial insects to have around the yard, but they pose health concerns with their ability to sting, especially to those with stinging insect allergies. Many homeowners also find the mud nests unappealing on their house. Our wasp exterminators at AWC will efficiently remove nests from your property and treat problem areas to prevent future wasps from building new nests.   
Mud Dauber