WHAT ARE PAPER WASPS?

Paper wasps are beneficial insects to have around the yard because they will eat other annoying pests like spiders, crickets, and flies. However, they can be aggressive if you get too close to their nest. They will defend their nest and sting if they feel threatened. Often confused with yellow jackets, paper wasps are slightly larger and slimmer. Wasp stings are quite painful and can be life-threatening to those with stinging insect allergies.

PEST INFORMATION

Color: Yellow to Brown
Size: 5/8 – 3/4 inches
Legs: 6
Antennae: Yes
Paper Wasp Nest

Don't Let Wasps Invade Your Home or Business!

Don't Let Wasps Invade Your Home & Business!

HABITAT

Paper wasps build paper nests in trees, shrubs, houses, sheds, and other structures. They will chew up plant materials and soil to make the papery substance. They are sometimes called “umbrella wasps” because their nests form an umbrella shape.

HOW TO GET RID OF PAPER WASPS?

Wasps 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 paper 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.   
Paper Wasp Nest