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Paper wasp - (Polistes fuscatus?) - 1

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Bev Wigney13-Feb-2008 17:40
Hi Terry,
Your story doesn't sound crazy to me. Actually, it sounds rather interesting! I think the best thing is to keep doing what you're doing -- perhaps feeding honey or a mix of honey or sugar with a bit of water. -- bev
terryczajka! 10-Feb-2008 23:20
Bev, I can't believe I'm actually going to admit I've befriended a paperwasp! We have a log home, and often, in the winter, these (unwanted) guests appear, usually underfoot causing pain. One morning, during breakfast, one very thirsty, weak creature appeared on my windowsill. I gave him a drop of water, immediatly consummed by a little triangle head searching for more. Not knowing what they enjoy, I gave some honey, which was also enjoyed. This little guy has been around for a month (I know it is him, due to the fact that I put a drop of pink nail polish on his back side. I found your website, trying to find out what kind of critter I've befriended. I'd (weirdly enough) like to provide a nice home until spring. What do they like to eat? I want to take him up into the woods so he can live without dieing from pestisides. I do have a respect for all nature. My husband and I have been going green. As much organic, and natural material as possible.
I hope you don't think this as crazy, I've had much stranger encounters with nature, I've never been hurt or injured. I believe all creatures sence peace and comfort in those that harness love of nature and life.
treva 05-Aug-2007 23:08
I've seen these this year for the first time in my area. They are scary looking wasps. I can't figure out what they are after and what purpose they serve. Glad I'm not the only one with these creatures around.
Bev Wigney19-Jul-2006 00:13
Hi Guest -- It depends on the species. Have you tried doing a Google search using "problem wasps" ? I gave that a try and got a lot of websites. One of them might be of some help. If the wasps are yellowjackets, I think you can use those wasp traps baited with sugar water. If they are paper wasps traps probably won't work. I suspect you'd have to use a wasp spray to kill them. Anyhow, just do a Google search as suggested and you may find some answers.
Guest 18-Jul-2006 20:20
can anyone tell me how to get these wasps away from my pool so we can enjoy swimming?