If you see wasps flying around your living space then you are going to want to do something about it whether it be using homemade wasp deterrent or attempting a wasp nest removal yourself. However before you can actively hunt down your pray you must know what you are looking for. If you have no clue how to identify a wasp nest how can you hope to kill all the wasps. Therefore understanding wasp nest identification is one of the first steps needed in order to wipe out the wasp nest. Unfortunately different kinds of wasps will make completely different looking types of nests therefore to begin with wasp nest identification you must first identify what type of wasp you are dealing with.
The two main types of wasps you are probably dealin with are paper wasps and mud wasps. Paper wasps look a lot like a larger yellow jacket, however with a little more black on their bodies. These types of wasps are usually identifiable because of their large bodies and black and yellow stripes.
Mud wasps on the other hand are mostly black with orange. These wasps will usually build smaller wasp nest than their cousin the paper wasp.
After you have identified what type of wasp you are dealing with you can begin too search for their nests. If you are dealing with paper wasp the wasp nest identification should be relatively easy. Paper wasps make a flaky looking nests that look like a large honey cone without the honey. They will also appear to be very dry with wasps sitting in almost all the holes. Paper wasps generally build their nests under overhanging roofs. Or where two walls come together to make a corner. These areas provide an ideal area for the paper wasp nest to be build and have protect from the rain and predators like birds. However paper wasps will also build there nest in almost any locations if given the chance and this includes in trees or you could possible have these wasps in your attic.
Mud wasps nest identification is also relatively easy if you know what you are looking for. Mud wasps and paper wasps nest look nothing alike. Mud wasps as thier name implies build their nests out of mud. They will generally sculpt this mud into cylinder shape features that latch onto any wall available. The cylinder mud nest will be hollowed out at that is where the wasps will be living in their mud nest. The best way to take out these wasp nests after identifying them is to just spray poison all around the nest.
Hopefully with this quick wasp nest identification guide you will be better able to take out the invading wasps.