Insects

New Jersey Wasps: Wasps and Paper Wasps


When the weather gets warmer, wasps become more of a problem for property owners in NJ. These stinging insects become more active in spring and stay busy throughout the summer months and well into fall. Find out more about paper wasps and other kinds of wasps that you might need NJ wasp abatement for if you have an infestation.

Solitary vs. Social

There are thousands of wasp species. Some species live solitary lives, while others build large social colonies. Yellow jackets and hornets are social species, but paper wasps, cicada killers and other wasps live alone or in smaller groups that do not maintain any kind of social structure.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are among the more common wasp species that you might encounter in NJ. These wasps build distinctive gray nests made of papery material. Paper wasps can build their nests under your roof eaves, in crawl spaces, under decks and in other sheltered areas.

If you accidentally disturb their nest, these wasps can become highly aggressive and sting multiple times. Unlike bees, wasps do not have stingers that fall off once they’ve stung someone. This makes wasps in general a greater threat to property owners in NJ.

If you have any wasps on your property, contact Allison Pest Control for more information on NJ wasp abatement. Our technicians can eliminate these stinging pests from your property in a safe manner.

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