Monday, 15. August 2011 17:58
Many people may not know what a mud dauber looks like since they are non-social or solitary insects. When they are seen, usually, they won’t be sighted near the nest, rather, they can be found near mud puddles gathering mud for their nests. However, many homeowners face the troubles of dealing with mud dauber nests that are built on the outside of their houses, in their attics, sheds, and etc. Although mud daubers are essentially harmless and will not attack or defend their nests, these mud nests that mud daubers leave behind are more or less a pain to take off surfaces and will often times ruin the aesthetics of a home.
There are three representative species of mud daubers that can be found throughout the United States. Depending on the species, the nests will be a little bit different and often times, a professional technician is able to identify the species by looking or studying their nest.