Paper wasp identification for pest control in ME, MA, and NH

Paper Wasps

Adults are about 5/8-3/4 inch long. They are usually brownish with yellow markings, and some have been known to have reddish markings.

Paper wasps will hang their comb nests from branches, twigs and shrubs. Most often, if these nests are approached or tampered with they will sting. You also see nest hung from windows, door frames, eaves, attic rafters, decks, and railings.

Paper wasps feed on sweet nectar and other soft-bodied insects.

These wasps are social and their life revolved around the paper nest that is characteristic of the insects in this group.