What kind of bug is this?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Hollywood Chickens, May 9, 2011.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    It is making this 'nest' on an Orange tree leaf, and is about the size of a bee.

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    Thank you!
     
  2. stanglover2001

    stanglover2001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some sort of wasp? [​IMG]
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    yup that looks to be a red wasp.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Wasp and KILL them! (shudder)
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I knocked the nest out, how do I kill them?
     
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a nest on the coop and knocked them down with oven cleaner and then stomped them.A wasp foam spray works well,and shoots far. Anything on hand will work if you saturate them.
     
  7. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    red wasp, and red wasps are a beneficial insect. if you don't bother them they won't bother you. They kill and eat harmful insects including black widows, tree destroying caterpillar, and many other insects.

    if you are not allergic to wasps, leave them alone. they are protecting your tree from pests
     
  8. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
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    Its a wasp... and they can sting.
     
  9. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a paper wasp of some kind? They'll attack if disturbed, which to them could be just a loud noise taken as a threat to their nest. I wouldn't want them in my fruit trees where I'd be around the tree picking fruit and moving branches in the process. If that's what it is they feed on fruit juice, too. They have lots of places to make nests where people aren't moving around right by them.
     
  10. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:If they eat caterpillars than they are welcome, I have a ton of those eating the trees! That tree doesn't have a lot of fruit on it, but it is 5 ft from the front door so I hope they rebuild on a different tree.
     

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