Pests We Treat Photo Album: Dormant Mud Daubers Nest Found by the Front Door in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
While servicing a customers home in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ we came across a mud daubers nest.
Right by the Door
As we were inspecting the home, we came across a mud daubers nest right by the front door!
Why Are They Called Mud Daubers
Mud daubers are solitary wasps that create a nest using saliva and mud to create a nest where the female wasp lays her eggs.
The larvae develop inside the nest and emerge as adult wasps. The most common mud dauber species found in New Jersey are the pipe organ mud dauber that builds pipe-shaped mud nests in protected areas such as on walls, under eaves, or in attics.
The threat of mud daubers is that other more aggressive stinging insects will take up residence in their nests once the mud daubers have left. Since the nest was already dormant, we scraped it away, disposed of it, and applied a residual application to the area to prevent reinfestation.