Summer is officially here! The 4th of July is upon us…and so are the wasps!! Watch out for these aggressively social pest invaders! The European wasps may look like yellow jackets but not as organized -you’ll find them randomly flying around with the northern paper wasp (black to reddish-brown in color).
Wasps nests are a single comb of hexagon cells made of papery material formed by mixing chewed wood with their saliva. These nests can be found in or along the eaves or overhangs of your home or office, in side cook-out grills and light fixtures. Wasps are attracted to water and can build a nest under your pool!
Although easier said than done…do not swat at or become frantic when wasps are near. They will sting!