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Paper Wasp info


During the summer, paper wasps frequently construct nests under eaves or in other protected areas, making them a common sight. They won't usually be aggressive, but if they feel threatened, they will defend their nests. To help you get a better understanding of paper wasps, this blog post will go over a few interesting facts and how they act.


Paper wasps, also known as "umbrella wasps," have slender bodies and striped patterns that are yellow and black. They are prevalent in both urban and suburban areas and can be found all over the United States and Canada.


Paper wasps use a papery substance made from chewed wood fibers to build their nests. They typically construct their nests in sheltered locations like attics, under eaves, or on branches. Paper wasps, in contrast to other species of wasps, do not reuse their nests year after year. A new colony will be established each spring by a new queen. The queen sits at the top of the colony's hierarchy, followed by the female workers and then the males.


Paper wasps are predators that consume caterpillars, flies, and other insects. Additionally, they gather sweet liquids and nectar to provide the colony with food. The majority of the foraging and feeding is done by female workers, while the males and the queen stay in the nest to care for the young.


Paper wasps have the ability to sting, but they are not as aggressive as other species of wasps. Most of the time, they won't sting unless they feel threatened or if their nest is disturbed. Although their venom isn't as dangerous as that of other wasps, people who are allergic to wasp venom may experience severe reactions.


Paper wasps are fascinating insects with distinctive characteristics and behaviors. We can learn how to safely coexist with these insects and appreciate their role in the ecosystem by learning more about them. If you find a paper wasp nest on your property, it's best to let an expert deal with it.

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