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Bees, Wasps & Hornets

Paper Wasp

wasp

Size: About 1 inch in length, some however may be as small as 1/2-inch or as large as 1-1/2 inches.

Color: Many are reddish-brown or dark red. however other will have bright stripes of red and yellow.

Health Risk: Wasps are stinging insects and will aggressively defend their nests. Many humans are dangerously allergic to wasp venom.

Behavior – This wasp makes a round paper nest attached by a single stalk to a horizontal surface.

Habitat – Nests are commonly found in attic vents, corners of door and windows, under decks and in soffit.

Control – Paper wasp nests are usually easily controlled using a wasp spray or by contacting a professional such as Select Pest Control.

Tips: Treatment is safer if done at night, however a professional can safely treat them during the day.

 

Northern Kentucky

859-525-6515

1020 Arbor Tech Drive
Hebron, Kentucky 41018

Cincinnati-Loveland-Mason-Lebanon

513-352-0080

1418 Walnut Street
Cincinnati Ohio 45202

Middletown

513-841-2847

733B South Second Street Hamilton, Ohio 45011

Eastgate

513-734-2660

300 Wards Corner
Loveland, Ohio 45140

West Chester

513-777-6480

10851 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241