Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Wasps can measure from ¬ĺ – 1 inch in length
  • They are black and yellow striped
  • When in flight their legs seem to dangle lower than their body
  • Their nests are open combs

Active Season

  • Their active/mating season is in the Spring and Summer
  • The nest size ranges from 10 to 200 members

Interesting Facts

  • Wasps will surround their nest with a chemical to deter insects such as ants from attacking/foraging their nest
  • Wasps can be found on every continent except for Antarctica
  • In the fall all wasps die except for a few new queens that rebuild a colony in the spring after hibernating through the winter
  • They will travel as far as 400 yards (4 football fields) to find food

Cause for Concern

  • With their attraction to protein and sugars they are often a nuisance at outdoor food-related events
  • Will not damage the integrity of your building but will build unsightly nests

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Paper Wasps. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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