Paper Wasp Threat –Paper wasp nests resemble an upside down umbrella of cells and are often found hanging under the eaves of buildings, in attics, trees, as well as other structures (see photo right). Although they are capable of stinging, paper wasps are usually not aggressive unless disturbed. The sting of a paper wasp is similar to that of any other wasp. Paper wasps feed on nectar, and other insects, including caterpillars, flies and beetle larvae, and they are often considered to be beneficial by gardeners.
Paper wasps are generally considered a beneficial species. They will feed on agricultural pests such as caterpillars that can destroy crops.However when they are an uninvited guest in your home or yard, they are considered a pest. Since their territoriality can lead to attacks on persons, and because their stings are quite painful and can produce a potentially fatal reaction in some individuals, nests in human-inhabited areas may present an unacceptable hazard.
If you find nests in or around your house or property please do not attempt to remove the wasps on your own. Do not put you, or your family at risk. Let us take that risk for you. Contact Christopher Pest Control for your paper wasp removal needs.