What South Carolina Homeowners Need To Know About Mud Daubers
Mud daubers look like they came right out of a sci-fi novel. Like a creature you would expect to see on some distant planet. Unfortunately, they don’t exist exclusively on a planet far away, they are here in our yards, threatening to sting at any moment. As we enter summer here in South Carolina, more stinging insects, including mud daubers, will be out and about causing trouble. If you are not careful, you could find yourself getting stung. To stop this from happening, we have a few tips for you. Here is what every South Carolina homeowner needs to know about mud daubers.
What Sets Mud Daubers Apart From Other Stingers?
Mud daubers are very similar in appearance to wasps. The one thing that sets them apart is their extremely narrow waists. As for color, mud daubers can be yellow and black or black and dark blue with a metallic sheen.
In general, mud daubers are very docile and non-aggressive creatures. It is only when they feel threatened that they will sting. Unlike most other stinging insects like honey bees and paper wasps, that live in large nests, mud daubers prefer to live alone.
And what do they use to build their homes out of? Mud of course. If you see a clump, or tubes of mud, on a wall or in a corner, you are probably looking at a mud dauber nest. Do not be fooled though, very often mud dauber nests are stolen by other more aggressive stinging insects. In general, it is best to take precautions if you suspect any kind of stinging insect might be around.
Are Mud Daubers Dangerous?
Although mud daubers are not generally aggressive pests, they do still have the ability to sting multiple times as other wasps do. The only time they will do this, however, is if they feel threatened. As long as you do not interact with them or their nests, you shouldn’t have any trouble avoiding these docile creature’s stingers.
Individuals who are allergic to wasp venom have additional risk factors if stung and can go into anaphylactic shock. If you are unsure what effect mud dauber wasp venom will have on you, we recommend talking to your doctor. They can run the appropriate tests and let you know what kind of threat stinging insects pose to you.
Practical Ways To Deter Mud Daubers
Mud daubers live off plant nectar and the juice found inside spiders. The less they are able to find these two things on your property, the less likely they will be to settle down. Our best advice, if you hate stinging insects, is to remove flowers and other budding plants from your property. Other than this, the only way to properly remove and deter mud daubers is with professional pest control services.
The Best Solution For Mud Daubers On Your South Carolina Property
Who can you trust to get and keep mud daubers out of your yard? The experts here at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc., of course. Our team of dedicated pest technicians is trained in the best and safest ways to remove all sorts of stinging insects from your property. Yellowjackets, paper wasps, hornets, carpenter bees, honey bees, and mud daubers, are not a problem for our dedicated professionals.
If you are looking for a sting-free summer, The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. has your answer. Contact us today for any questions about our stinging insect control or to schedule emergency pest control services for your South Carolina home. Your safety from stingers is our number one concern.