Identification: The adult paper wasp is 5/8"-3/4" in length. They are generally a brownish to black in color with yellow markings and have long "dangling" legs.
Habits: Paper wasps are semi-social insects, existing in small colonies. Queens begin building nests in the spring. The nests are honeycomb looking paper nests with the cells opening downward. The nest can be found hanging from porch ceilings, door/window frames soffits, decks and almost any protected place imaginable.
Control: The most effective way to control wasps is a spraying of the exterior of the home with a residual insecticide paying special attention to eves and other protected areas. Monroe Pest Control Co., Inc. will eliminate a wasp infestation in one visit and we warranty our work.