Paper nests can be a difficult thing to deal with especially when they are in roof eaves. When a paper nest is so close to the home, there is a possibility that the paper wasps can easily find their way inside if they happen to find an opening in between the weep vents. Paper wasps are about 1 inch and can be identified by their slim body and have very visible yellow markings on the abdomen, thorax, and head. Paper wasps can be easily confused for yellow jackets because of their similar appearance.
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The main difference to keep in mind is that the yellow jacket is much smaller than the paper wasp. In order to know whether you are dealing, it is a good idea to look at whether the nest is open or covered. If the nest is open it is a paper wasp nest. The paper wasp nest is made from a paper-like material and can be of varying sizes depending on the number of wasps in the wasp colony. At the max, a paper wasp nest can house about 200 paper wasps. The paper wasp nest is divided into three classes. These three classes are bound to a hierarchy and specific tasks. Workers, queens, and males.
In the paper wasp nests, wasp nests eggs are laid in each individual cells and grow into larvae, before reaching adulthood. Worker wasps then assist in building the nest and expanding it alongside the queen wasp. They also feed the young larvae. The wasp nest will fall into decline in the late summer and the number of workers will die off before the winter appears. The queen’s offspring goes to overwintering sites to survive the cold weather and the cycle will begin again in the spring.
So now that you are up to date with all the information on how to recognize wasps and what they are made of, it is time to address the main question. How do you get rid of paper wasps? The answer is quite simple. You can buy aerosol wasp spray. Before you do that make sure that you identify the nest, and observe how the wasps fly in and out. To do this efficiently, make sure that you are wearing the right clothes that cover your skin. That means no open-toed shoes, tank tops, skirts, shorts, jorts, and other clothes that can expose your skin to stings.
The wasp nest will have two openings. The goal is to spray directly on the first entrance and then on the second one to make sure you have them locked in. Before you do this, plan your escape route. Know where to go immediately after you spray. Spray the entrance for about 10-12 seconds long at a safe distance. Then spray the second exit point and make a run for it. The best time to do this is at night when the nest is inactive.
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