- Latin Name: Polistinae
- Length: 1.8 – 2.5 cm
- Color: black and yellow
How to get rid of Paper Wasps?
To get a pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.
Paper wasps are 3/4 inch to 1 inch (2-2.5 cm)-long wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of a gray or brown papery material. Paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests or other regional variants such as Trinidad & Tobago’s use of Jack Spaniard.
Wasp Pest Control
Keep these stinging pests from nesting on your home, decks, and porches for the entire summer with our A-Best process.
Due to their aggressive behavior, including stinging, many other insects exhibit mimicry of yellowjackets; in addition to numerous bees and wasps (Müllerian mimicry), the list includes some flies, moths, and beetles (Batesian mimicry).
Yellowjackets’ closest relatives, the hornets, closely resemble them but have a much bigger head, seen especially in the large distance from the eyes to the back of the head.