Paper Wasp

Appearance

Yellowish markings on the abdomen. Paper wasps are long and slender with a narrow waist.

Color

Reddish-orange to dark brown or black.

Size

Range from 3/4 inch to 1 inch in length.

Habitat

Paper wasps present a hazard when they build their nests near homes or structures because of their painful sting.

Interesting Facts

Their antennae is made up of 12 segments.

How does Batzner get rid of paper wasps?

Your Batzner Service Professional will come to your property to identify the nesting sites and determine the proper treatment method. Once treatment is applied it may take up to 72 hours to see a reduction in activity at the nesting site. A preventative exterior treatment is also available to deter paper wasps from building nests in your eaves, soffits, and peaks.

What steps can I take to control or prevent paper wasps myself?

There are do-it-yourself products available. If you choose to try controlling paper wasps on your own, do not treat wasps nest on a ladder or raised height unless you have proper stinging insect proof clothing including a head net. Once you use a product on the nest, the wasps will become aggressive and respond quickly. Paper wasps can sting repeatedly. If you continue to see activity despite your repeated attempts, give us a call and we’d be happy to assist you.

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