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Paper Wasps

Stinging, slender-bodied, nest-building wasps.

Facts & Information

Paper Wasps


¾ inch Long

Active Months:
April – October


Insect Quantity:
10 – 100 Wasps per nest

Insect Colors – Vary

Paper Wasp Behavior:

Paper Wasps are 3/4 inch long, slender, narrow-waisted wasps with smoky black wings that are folded lengthwise when at rest. Paper wasps are usually brown with yellow markings on the head, thorax and bands on the abdomen. Paper wasps should not be confused with yellowjackets and bald-faced hornets. Paper wasp nests are open and cells are not covered with a cap (in an envelope).

How Serious Are Paper Wasps?

Paper wasps are considered serious pests due to their ability to deliver painful stings and their propensity to defend their nests when threatened. While their stings are not typically as potent as those of some other stinging insects, such as honey bees or yellow jackets, they can still cause discomfort, swelling, and allergic reactions in some individuals. Additionally, paper wasp nests, often constructed in or around human dwellings, can pose a threat to occupants if disturbed. However, compared to other stinging insects, paper wasps are generally less aggressive and more inclined to retreat if not directly provoked. Effective management strategies, including professional removal of nests and preventive measures, are essential for minimizing the risks associated with paper wasps and ensuring the safety of humans and pets.

Why call a professional to remove Paper Wasps?

Calling a professional for the removal of paper wasps is crucial due to the potential risks involved. Paper wasps can become defensive when their nests are disturbed, leading to stings that can be painful and, for some individuals, trigger severe allergic reactions. Additionally, attempting to remove paper wasp nests without proper knowledge and equipment can be hazardous. Professional pest control experts have the expertise to safely locate and eliminate paper wasp nests, minimizing the risk of stings and ensuring the safety of occupants. This ensures homeowners can effectively manage paper wasp infestations and maintain a safe environment.

Our Paper Wasp Treatment Process:

Our Yellow Jacket Wasp Treatment Process at Rockland Bee Removal is comprehensive and designed to ensure the safe and effective removal of these aggressive insects. With a focus on safety and thoroughness, our experienced technicians utilize specialized techniques to locate and eradicate yellow jacket nests. We understand the urgency and potential risks associated with yellow jacket infestations, which is why we prioritize swift and efficient treatment. Moreover, we provide a seasonal guarantee for the nests we treat, offering homeowners peace of mind knowing that their property remains protected. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and safety drives every aspect of our yellow jacket wasp treatment process, ensuring a hassle-free experience for our clients.

Not Sure What Type of Bees You Have?

If you see bees coming and going from an opening in your home or yard, take a picture of the bees as well as the location where they are so we can positively identify the type of bees and text the pictures to 845-445-8273 or send us a bee removal request HERE.

Paper Wasps congregating outside their nest.

Need Paper Wasp Treatment at your location?

Encountering paper wasp activity around your property? If you’ve observed these insects frequenting a particular area, prompt action is key. Capture a photo of the wasps and their nest location for accurate identification of the infestation. Easily share the images by texting them to 845-445-8273 or submitting a removal request HERE. At Rockland Bee Removal, our skilled team is ready to swiftly and efficiently handle paper wasp treatments at your location. Don’t allow these potentially harmful pests to disturb your peace of mind any longer—contact us today and take back control of your outdoor space!

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