Potter wasps get their name from their ability to create jug or pot-shaped nests from mud, in which they rear their young and house their prey. Potter wasps range in size from ⅜ to one inch long. They are predominately black with white or yellow markings. They have smooth bodies and a long constricted waist.
Wasps sting many people each year and most severe injuries occur from hypersensitivity or allergies to the venom of wasps’ sting. You can prevent wasps by sealing any empty cavities in your roof, or the siding on your home. Seek a professional if you have an infestation.
For more information, please visit entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/wasps/potter_wasps.htm.
HomeTeam Pest Defense visits a local homeowner in Sacramento, CA to save her from a wasp infestation.
HomeTeam Pest Defense visits a local homeowner in Sacramento, CA to save her from a wasp infestation
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