Paper Wasp get their name from paper like material that they make their nests with. They are sometimes called umbrella wasps after the shape of the nest. They are brownish with some yellow markings. Some of the species have reddish markings.
Paper Wasps are semi social and live in small colonies. They eat nectar and other insects including caterpillars and flies. In the autumn inseminated females will seek places to spend the winter and may find their way indoors, especially if there is a cathedral ceiling present.
Paper Wasps often will build nests in residential areas presenting a potential hazard to children and adults. They hang their comb nests from twigs and branches of trees and shrubs, from porch ceilings, tops of windows, door frames, soffits, eaves, attic rafters, deck floor joists, railings, etc...
While not a really aggressive species by nature Paper Wasps will sting if they are disturbed or if their nest is threatened. Paper Wasp stings are painful and some people can have allergic reactions that may require medical attention.
If you find that you have a Paper Wasp nest on your home or property you should call a licensed pest management professional to remove the threat. It is not recommended that you try to remove it on your own as there is a high probability you will get stung.
Keep trees , bushes, and shrubs trimmed away from the home, especially around windows and eaves as this will attract the wasp to nest near or on the building.
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