Residential Pest Control
Commercial Pest Control
Cook's Pest ControlCommercial Services
About Wasps, Hornets, Yellowjackets
During the warmer months of the year these insects will build nests in protected areas inside attics and gutters, or under decks or eaves. While the stings from wasps, hornets, or yellowjackets may hurt, they can also cause more serious health issues like painful swelling, infections, and nausea.
Learn » Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps

(Family: Vespidae)

Habits

Paper wasps (Family: Vespidae) get their name for the waxy, paper like material from which they construct their nests. They make this material by scraping and chewing wood fibers and mixing it with their saliva to form a water-resistant material. Paper wasps are strikingly colored, covered in yellow and black stripes. This coloration is a warning to others to stay away. These wasps can be aggressive, and will attack with a painful sting if they feel themselves or their nest is under threat. The nests built by paper wasps are hung from structures such as eaves or gutters, and have an umbrella shape with open hexagonal cells facing downward. These cells are where the queen lays her eggs, and where the young develop until they emerge as adults.

Explore Other Wasps, Hornets, Yellowjackets

Baldfaced HornetEastern Cicada Killer WaspYellowjacket
Explore Other Pests

You Don't Have To Live With Wasps, Hornets, Yellowjackets.

Follow the lead of more than 300,000 Southern homeowners who trust Cook’s Pest Control to help protect their homes from household pests.

Get a Quote
Cook's Pest Control

The South’s Most Trusted Name in Pest Control.

© 2021 Cook’s Pest Control | All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use | Accessibility Statement