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Mud daubers are solitary wasps that construct small nests of mud in or around structures. They build nests alone, without the assistance of a colony, and sting only to hunt down prey. Have you ever noticed mud tubes on your house, in your garage, or your barn? If so, you likely have mud daubers nesting in these areas.
These wasps are long and narrow with a thread-like waist. They can be black or purple and have additional yellow markings. Mud daubers are not aggressive and have a very passive attitude. While they are capable of stinging humans or animals, they rarely do and do not defend their nest like yellow jackets or bald-faced hornets.
The main issue with these wasps is the mess from their nests. When knocking their nests down, chunks of mud will fall, which can be a hassle to clean up and remove. They are considered to be beneficial insects since they eat other insects, such as spiders.
Are you looking to get rid of a mud dauber problem? Although they are not typically dangerous, their old nests are often taken over by other more perilous species of wasp. A licensed pest control professional should always handle a mud dauber nest removal.
The most effective way to prevent an infestation is by sealing cracks and holes in buildings to eliminate harborage sites. As a result, this will reduce the prey population.
We notice these wasps can tend to infest attics, and over time, their nests will fall into the insulation, creating a mess inside of the attic. This happens due to a defective ridge vent, which we recommend having repaired as well as screening gable end vents. We can complete these jobs with ease. If you are experiencing an issue with mud daubers, do not hesitate to give us a call today!