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by Anne E Schellman
on December 7, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Wow! The photo of the spider corpses inside the mud dauber nests is amazing. Thanks for sharing in-depth information about this wasp.
by Phil Geissler
on June 27, 2019 at 8:18 PM
My favorite wasp! I have numerous nests around my house. I will do everything in my power to let them live and thrive on my property! They are a welcome guest!
by Donna
on July 6, 2019 at 4:59 PM
Amazing info! Had I known---I unfortunately just found a "mud cell" (thank u) between my front door & glass screen door. I guess having the proper instinct to scrape it off with a putty knife, but then finding it filled with a variety of small icky spiders (and yes, in barely viable states), I was completely grossed out, but yet amazed like a junior scientist. As I swept this in a small hand-held dust pan, still awed, I was buzzed by a wasp---then seeing another small mud pack above with two evident holes. Slammed the door, called in my big bug killer man, who then sprayed at the upper mast & unfortunately killed what I now discover was a mud dauber. I wish I had known this info and let the wasp go. I will save your info & pass it on to others! Thank you!!
by Nicholas mione
on August 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM
So i smoke and was wondering are mud daubers atracted to or pissed of by tobacco smoke?
by William Baskin
on September 17, 2019 at 8:13 AM
Yes wasps have a paralyzing sting. When I get stung, I have to find a place to lay down because I get great pain from the waist down and unable to walk. It lasts for about 15 minutes and then goes away as fast as it comes on with no side affects. I’ve only been by stung by one mud dauber and usually leave them alone especially since I read this article.
 
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