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Re: Paper Wasps in house


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Posted by Michele on 18:44:33 5/15/2011 from 173.89.165.117:

In reply to: Re: Paper Wasps in house posted by John Fasoldt on 8:51:54 5/15/2011 from 98.110.81.72:

Thanks a lot, John!
I will be sending hubby into the attic. I know they are attracted to light, that's why I found it odd, if they are in the attic, why he couldn't find any near the screened attic vent, you would think that would be first the place they would go, not a dark closet.
The closet I referred is pretty much tight as a drum (from the attic) now that we sealed off around the outside of the flue, that's why I thought perhaps they were coming from the flue itself, but it is an active flue, hooked up to the H20 tank, so I don't know.
But I have two more ?? for you (sorry)

1-I read the queens will build nests near where they overwinter. So if by chance they are in the flue cap, do I have to worry about any of them building actual nests up there?
2-I read also the queens will overwinter together-how many queens usually overwinter together? These are the brown paper wasps.
I always try to do my research on these critters before "bugging" (haha-pun intended) you.

In the years we have been at this house I have had to learn more about different ants, spiders, various bees & wasps, cicada killers, mice, chipmunks, groundhogs, moles, voles (just to name a few), than I EVER wanted to!! LOL
We have woods out back, sandy soil (entire yard is like one big anthill), and use no chemicals on our lawn, so all it seems all the critters love us here.
I am one of few people that actually look forward to winter because then I don't usually have to deal with any of the bugs.
Thanks again!



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