Blog Post | Nov 3rd, 2021
How to Get Rid of a Dirt Dauber Nest
A dirt dauber is a common way to refer to a wasp that makes its nest out of the mud. A dirt dauber's appearance can vary, but generally speaking, they have a tapered waist, are black or metallic in color, and have clear or black wings. Basically, they look like most other wasps. Daubers are one of the least harmful types of wasps, but that doesn't mean that you want them hanging around your home!
How to Handle a Mud Nest in Your House or Yard
When you come across a mud nest, the first thing to do is check to see if it is active. When wasps leave their mud nests, they will poke holes in them as they leave. It is important to remove all nests, active or inactive, as an inactive nest is very appealing to the many other types of wasps that are more dangerous and harmful. If you have determined that the dirt dauber nest is inactive, you can remove it yourself or contact a pest control company to take care of it for you.
The good thing about dirt daubers is that once you remove their nest, they leave along with it. Active nests should be handled by professional pest control specialists. They can also help you determine the point of entry for the dirt daubers and seal them up. When you remove the nest, you'll want to prevent them from re-entering your house and building a new nest!
The team at Bayou Cajun is here to help you with all of your pest control needs! Let us take care of any dirt daubers on your property, and help your family enjoy a safe and comfortable home.