Here in Oregon we have many different wasps. We have Paper Wasps, Yellowjackets, Mud Daubers, as well as Hornets. These are the main ones that we will face here on a regular basis, especially during the middle of summer when we tend to be outside more. They can be a noucense and to some people, they can be deadly if you have an allergic reaction.
Paper wasps look fairly similar to yellowjackets, but you can tell the difference by the longer legs that the paper wasp has. Paper wasp tend to be less aggressive, but if they are in a high traffic a rea, or if you disturb their nest they can sting people. They build a single layer nest at normally build in areas such as under eaves, around light fixtures, in unuses barbeques, old cars, under rocks, etc. Their nest are down facing and look someone like a dome.
Yellow jackets are the wasps that we all know and love around summer time. They build multi-layer nests underground and sometimes in wall voids. Their nest can also be found on tree limbs and under overhangs. Their nest are not flat in shape, but a spherical shape. It is very easy to walk right over one of their nest without knowing it. This can cause them to become aggressive and protective of their nest. Yellowjackets can also sting more than one time, which makes them a dangerous wasp. They have a very good sense of smell and this allows them to detect food from a distance.
Mud daubers make a very distinct nest, their nest is where they get their name from. They construct their nests out of mud. There are many species of wasps that fall under the category of mud daubers. Around the summer times you will see their nest under the eaves of your house. They are not typically aggressive towards humans, unless their nest is in danger. They are known for being good at killing spiders around the house.
(I moved into an old log cabin) I had two types of wasps, roof rats, mice, carpenter bees and ants, I had them all and at highly established rates. I called through at least 10 companies I could find who service my area. Of the five that responded to my inquiry and came out to survey my property absolutely none was anywhere close to the range of professionalism, experience, knowledge or service as was Scott from Fullers Pest Management.
Jim Brown -