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Paper Wasp Nest

Published by in Unexpected Visitors ·

I noticed this paper wasp nest under the eve on the side of my house and my first instinct was to destroy it... But, I decided to go to google first. After identifying the type of wasp, Paper Wasps (I believe), I read the pros and cons of killing them. As for now, I am going to leave it alone as they are considered a beneficial insect and it is way high up out of the way.

I took the photo above and watched it for several minutes and the wasps didn’t seem to be bothered or bother me so at least for now, they will live.

I would love to hear your comments or wasp stories if you have one to share.  Maybe you can change my mind.

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