Mud Dauber Wasp

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The Mud dauber wasps get their name from the way they build their nests. Usually you’ll find this wasp building a nest on the side of a house or other structure. They prefer to use clay to build their homes, but will use other materials if clay is unavailable. Their ideal home-building spot if the attic, as it is a warm spot in the summer and it is generally a quiet, undisturbed spot.

The mud dauber wasp is a solitary insect. This species is not prone to building a colony, and it’s also not common to see these in a swarm. Even if you find several nests along the side of your house, this is likely the work of a single female wasp.

These wasps are thin and about an inch long. There are various types of mud dauber wasps. The type with yellow stripes along its body builds a simple nest, usually in a crack or cranny. Each one of these nests usually has one single egg in it. The blue type tends to take over nests from other insects. The organ pipe dauber can be found in tube-like nests along walls and overhangs. Unless disturbed, all three of these tend to occupy the same area for years, building additional nests and expanding their construction. Expanded nests consist of tubes set up side by side.

Mud dauber wasps are predators and hunt for food. It is usually the male wasps that guard the larvae, while the females go out hunting.. They have a stinger in their abdomen and, contrary to bees, can sting many times without dying. They often go after smaller spiders, and are in turn hunted by larger spiders such as the black widow and the brown widow.

In a scene straight out of “Alien,” the wasp does not kill its victim, but carries it back to the nest and places its egg inside it. The prey provides food for the wasp larvae.

While people are often anxious about wasps, mud daubers do not pose a serious threat. They are not a particularly aggressive species. They are unlikely to sting unless directly threatened. Since they hunt little spiders, they’re helpful in removing many spiders that people do not like to find in their homes. Unlike yellow jackets, these wasps do not live in large colonies so there is little danger of a serious infestation.

One scenario where it becomes necessary to get rid of these insects is during house painting. The tube-like nests can be removed with a putty knife, but it if best to leave this to an Orange County mud wasp nest removal professional.

The Bee Detectives is your reliable choice for Orange County mud wasp nest removal. For all your bee and wasp removal needs, call The Bee Detectives at 714-546-4510 today! We have over 10 years experience removing some of the toughest and hard to find bee infestation and wasp problems. High, low, or tight spots are no problem.