Mason, Potter, & Mud Dauber Wasp

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Vespidae; Sphecidae

How to Identify an 

Mason, Potter, & Mud Dauber Wasp

These wasps are 3/8 of and inch to 1+ inches long. They have various colorations: black and yellow; black; black with a bluish tinge.

They also have an elongated segment between the middle and rear body segments.

Where do they come from?

These wasps create mud nests on sides of structures or under windowsills, eaves, etc.

The nests can appear as clay pots, mud patches or mud tubes or pipes.

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What do they look like?

These wasps vary in size from 3/8 of an inch to over 1 inch in length
Their coloring also varies. Some are black and yellow, while others are all black. Some even have a bluish tint to them
Their coloring also varies. Some are black and yellow, while others are all black. Some even have a bluish tint to them
Their nests appear as clay pots, mud patches or mud tubes

Where do they live?

Mason, Potter, & Mud Dauber wasp nests pose a slight health risk to humans. They are not aggressive. They may be considered beneficial since they prey on many species of spiders.

Name:

Vespidae; Sphecidae

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Diet:

Insects, spiders, nectar

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