There are a lot of different kinds of wasps around. They will make their nests of paper, in wood, in the ground and from mud. Each of them is a pest in its own way, but the mud dauber wasp can really cause a lot of problems, especially if they happen to discover your boat or your ventilation system.
The name mud dauber is actually often used to refer to any kind of wasp that uses mud to build its nests. There are a number of different species of wasp that use this technique, and the different mud daubers can look quite different from each other, which is why it’s always a good idea to call in the experts at Richland Pest and Bee Control in CT to distinguish between them and exterminate them safely and properly.
The mud dauber wasp does not actually cause damage to your home. They can become a nuisance, however. There have been instances of fuel lines and ventilation pipes becoming blocked due to the nest of a mud dauber. Having a wall covered in mud does not lend much to the aesthetic appeal of your home either.
For the most part, people want to eradicate the wasp as they are afraid of being stung. The mud dauber is not an aggressive or territorial wasp however and will only sting if threatened or aggravated in some way.
The nests can take on the consistency of concrete however and prove troublesome to eradicate for the average person, especially if they are in hard to reach areas of the home or in the fuel lines of an engine. The larger organ pipe nests can look especially messy and leave a considerable amount of mud on your walls that will not be easy to wash off even once the largest portion of the nest has been removed.
It is not really too easy to prevent a mud dauber from nesting on your walls or in the sails of your boat. Like most pests they have an uncanny ability to get into the most tightly sealed spaces. Some people have found that spraying a residual pesticide on the area after the nests have been removed is effective. Though it is safer to have your removal and prevention handled by the licensed professionals at Richland Pest and Bee Control.
Since the mud dauber can and will sting if threatened or aggravated, it is always best to call in a professional pest removal company to deal with the wasps. You do not want to get stung as it is rather painful and you may be allergic to the venom. Pest control professionals will have the necessary skills and tools to safely remove the wasps nests and will be able to provide you with advice on how to prevent the wasp from returning the following year.