If you suspect wasps have created a nest in or near your home or office, do not attempt to remove the nest without professional help. Stinging insects are the cause of more than half a million emergency room visits each year. Bites are especially common in the latter half of the summer when wasps prepare for winter sustenance.

Wasps can pose a considerable threat when they feel threatened. Home Hardware Pest Control uses special controls and specialized equipment to safely remove these threats from your space

Physical Characteristics

Brownish with yellow markings: some species have red markings

Shape: Elongated pear shape rear, long legs
Size: 5/8 - 3/4 of an inch
Legs: Six


Wasps create "paper-like" nests in wall cavities, trees, attics,porches, etc. They live inside their nests in small colonies. In Fall, many pregnant females will attempt to find their way indoors for a warm place to spend the winter.

Food Source

Feed on nectar and other insects.


Wasps are not aggressive by nature. However, they will sting if they feel that they are being threatened or their nest is in danger. Wasps stings are particularly painful. Allergic reactions to stings can be fatal if not treated immediately.

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