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Types of Wasps To Watch Out For in NH

Types of Wasps To Watch Out For in NH

Types of Wasps To Watch Out For in NH

Did you know that most wasps don’t sting unless you give them a reason to? Wasps often sting because you have ventured too close to their nest. Still, some wasps are more aggressive than others and cause harm if they feel threatened.

NH has many types of wasps, some of which are more aggressive than others. By knowing how to identify them, you can take steps to protect yourself and your family from any potential danger.

Identifying a wasp is the first step in being safe from them. With this information, you can learn what kind of precautions to take so you don’t have to worry about these pests anymore. Keep reading to learn more about NH’s types of wasps now!

Types of Wasps: How Can I Tell What Kind of Wasp I Have?

With some knowledge, you can identify what kind of wasps you have on your property. Pay attention to their shape, coloring, and nest-building habits to help determine which species of wasp you have.

Bald-Faced Hornet

The bald-faced hornet is a black and white striped wasp with a painful sting. It is one of the most aggressive types of wasps and can sting multiple times.

They have large, gray, cone-shaped nests that they build in trees or bushes. These nests can be as big as a basketball and contain hundreds of wasps!

If you see a bald-faced hornet on your property, take precautions. Keep an eye on children and pets, so they don’t get too close.

European Hornet

The European hornet is dark brown or black with yellow stripes. They are not very aggressive, but they will defend their nest if they feel threatened.

They tend to build their nests in hollow trees and hunt at night. These wasps are attracted to lights, so keep outdoor lights off at night if you don’t want them near your home.

While the European hornet is not as aggressive as the bald-faced hornet, it’s still important to be cautious around them. Be on the lookout for their nests and take steps to keep them away from your home if possible.

Paper Wasp

The paper wasp can be striped, red, or brown. They build nests out of paper and are often found near homes. Paper wasps can be aggressive and swarm if they feel threatened.

They build large, papier-mache nests attached to trees or buildings. These nests look like a cluster of small, tubular cells. If you see a paper wasp nest on your property, it’s best to leave it alone and call a professional to remove it.

Which Wasps Are Least Aggressive?

Mud daubers are a type of wasp that build mud nests on your property. These wasps are not very aggressive and will not sting you unless they feel threatened. Luckily, their stings are nowhere near as painful as other wasps.

What Should I Do If I See a Wasp On My Property?

If you see any aggressive types of wasps on your property, the best thing to do is to leave them alone. But if the wasp nest is near your home or you see an aggressive wasp, it’s best to take precautions to avoid getting swarmed or stung.

Don’t risk removing it yourself. Call a professional to have the nest removed. We will safely and quickly eliminate the problem so you can rest easy. Contact Garfield Pest Control for pest control services in central and northern New Hampshire!