Mud daubers are a flying, stinging insect who create nests out of mud and other natural materials. They grow to a large size between 1 1/2” to 2” long with a narrow waist, a thread-like segment between their thorax and abdomen causing a stretched look. Colors range from yellow and green marketing to metallic blue markings.
Why do I have them?
Places that are common nesting areas for a mud dauber are rock overhangs or crevices, under porches, decks and roof eaves. They are attracted to properties that offer access to food and shelter. Attics and outbuildings - barns, sheds, and garages are places you will normally find mud daubers nesting. They feed on insects and a variety of liquids like honeydew, nectar, and select insects.
Are mud daubers dangerous?
No. They are not considered to be a dangerous species of pest. Mud Daubers are docile in nature, not aggressive and they will rarely sting. Care should still be taken because if a sting does occur the venom is strong enough to cause an allergic reaction in some instances and can be quite severe.
Can I get rid of mud daubers myself?
We do not recommend do it yourself mud dauber treatments or trying to remove their nests. These homeowner treatments can quickly get out of control and become a dangerous situation to you, your family, pets, and plants. Not to mention that in defense, mud daubers can swarm and cause numerous stings and a potential trip to the hospital with severe allergic reactions.
Let the experts at Flea Master who has the experience in handling stinging insects, schedule a thorough inspection to evaluate how to get rid of a potentially dangerous mud dauber nest from your home or property.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how intimidating a mud dauber infestation problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes. Flea Master utilizes natural products, baits and mechanical means as a form of treatment as much as possible. We follow very stringent product use guidelines so that it poses no threat to people, pets or plants. We practice methods for removal of mud dauber infestations that are humanely controlled without danger to you, your family or pets.
How do I prevent future infestations?
Preventing mud daubers from invading your property is difficult but there are a few precautions that you can take to help reduce the likely-hood of an infestation.
- Keep your home clear by trimming back trees and bushes.
- Reduce floral and landscaping and plants near your home exterior.
- Check your home’s roof line for holes or loose or missing roof shingles and repair as soon as possible.
- Check your home’s foundation and exterior walls for cracks and seal accordingly.
- Check your chimney and make sure the caps are fit tight and all vent covers are secure.