Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps

  • Stinging insects that have narrow bodies, usually brownish in color with yellow markings
  • Build grayish colored paper combed cell nests facing downward
  • Nests can be located under eaves of structures, attic and wall voids, lighting fixtures, bird boxes and infrequently used equipment such as gas grills
  • Typically active when warm weather arrives

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets

  • Most are black with yellow stripes; some have red or white markings
  • Build paper-like nests either in exposed areas or bushes
  • Ground nesting species
  • Typically active when warm weather arrives

Bald Faced Hornets

Bald Faced Hornets

  • Black with light yellow to white markings
  • Nests hang in exposed location such as a tree
  • Construct aerial nests made out of paper
  • Very aggressive insect
  • Typically active when warm weather arrives

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees

  • Chew dime sized nesting tunnels in soft, weathered and unpainted wood on the exterior of the home
  • Not social insects and prefer to build individual nests
  • Typically active when warm weather arrives
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