Welcome again to the Faith Pest Control podcast. Hi, I’m Mike Stewart, your host and we’re here today with pest expert Fred Talley of Faith Pest Control, Faith Pest Control services all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia, Blue Ridge, Georgia Ellijay, Georgia and pretty much anywhere in the North Georgia mountains. If you have a pest problem, Fred Talley is the man to take care of those problems. And now here’s Fred Talley.
So, are they mud daubers? Or are they dirt daubers? Well, here in North Georgia, most folks will refer to them as dirt daubers however, in other parts of the country, they’re more commonly referred to as mud daubers I guess technically, they’re, they’re referred to as pipe organ, mud daubers they get this name because their nest are very long vertical tubes that somewhat resemble the pipes on a pipe organ. They’re native to the eastern half the United States and are actually very common here in North Georgia. In preparation for this podcast, I literally went outside in my garage and physically measured a test test, a nest, that happens to be on the wall. The mud tubes themselves are about a half to five eighths of an inch wide, which is about the diameter of my peeking finger and six, eight inches long. Of course, here in North Georgia, they’re primarily built out of red clay. The mud daubers are actually solitary wasps, as opposed to social wasps, and for the most part, are beneficial to have on your property is they do control other insects as well as being natural predators of spiders, one of the most important spiders that they specifically target or black widows, primarily found in warmer climates such as North Georgia, they are really more of an issue during the summertime. Although extremely friendly towards humans and generally not aggressive by nature. That does not mean that they won’t stain because they when can and will, if they’re provoked. They’ll vary in size from about a half inch long to almost one inch long, normally black and have clear wings. Their abdomen is their unique and actually somewhat terrifying feature, as it looks like the granddaddy of all stingers. Other upper body looks like that of an ordinary wass. The mud dauber is fairly unique in that it not only builds an intricate nest in which to deposit its eggs. They also harvest spiders to feed the larva. As you women might imagine, unlike other wasps, the female mud dobbers do all of the work as far as building the nest and hunting for food to feed the larva. The males will pass on the food that they may come across in nature, as well as chew up plant materials to make food to make the plant material into the food for the larva. Typically found in warmer climates they specifically like humid climates that produce conditions that are perfect for mosquito production as well as other insects. They are often more numerous around sources of water such as ponds or lakes, creeks branches, where the young larva can feed on the plentiful bug puck bug population there. The dirt daubers is is like I said early, earlier fairly docile and is commonly found in areas around human activity, but they’re not normally aggressive enough to sting unless they are provoked. They build solitary nests, but they do not typically defend them, and they generally only attack if handled roughly by humans. However, if you do find yourself stung by mud dauber know that they can sting multiple times but they’re staying is not extremely painful, as it’s designed or more designed to paralyze their prey and not to kill them. They will tend to build their nest on buildings in areas that are out in the open and can be seen by most foot traffic, which makes them I guess somewhat of an unattractive pest for some people due to the unsightly appearance of their nests. With that being said, the most dangerous incident of a mud dauber happened when the flight 301 of the burger and Air flight 301 crashed over the Atlantic Ocean. All crew members and all passengers perished in that crash. The plane had been sitting on the tarmac for two days with uncovered pedo tubes. Now a pedo tube is essentially a flow sensor instrument that measures fluid flow velocity. At any rate, investigators believed that a mud dauber got into the pedo tube and build its nest inside causing falter faulty air feed rate readings that were a large part of what caused this crash. There have been other instances of plane crashes as well due to their their nest. The easiest way to determine if you have wasps or mud daubers is by their nest. The mud daubers nest is a series of slender cylindrical tubes attached together are normally found on a vertical surface. Thank wall here, it was some type of overhead protective cover. You can see them built on the unprotected side of a building, if you will, but normally, they will be up closer to the cornice or they’ll be inside like a garage or a porch. Here in North Georgia, shockingly enough, you’ll find them primarily made out of red clay, but could potentially have small twigs and like other debris in them, they’re very common, they’re fairly easily identified by their nests. Some nest could have multiple holes in the sides of the tube was actually a good indication that the bale baby larva have grown and exited the nest by burning burrowing their way out of the sides. Although not aesthetically pleasing, if you’re trying to decide whether or not to get rid of them, you might consider that they’re not particularly aggressive towards humans, and they help get rid of other pests. Thanks spiders here. They can, however, be pretty ugly hanging on the side of your house, or other outbuildings. If you do decide to get rid of them. Call your local pest control company and they should be able to help you with the problem. Should you get rid of the dirt debris infestation, it’s really more up to you they’re not particularly aggressive. They can help clean up other paths as well. However, they do cause an ugly sight on the outside of the buildings. If you don’t like the idea of them flying around, a local pest control company will be able to help you clear them out. But if you’re not too keen on taking action, you should be perfectly flying leading them there is there are benefits to having these scary looking bugs around. It fights pest control, we offer a free consultation and 100% make you happy money back guarantee. If you hire faith pest controls to get rid of your mud dauber dirt dauber pro problem, then the 30 days you’re not 100% Happy, we’ll come back and retreat your home for free. And we’ll keep on trading it for free and cue to tell us that you are happy. That still doesn’t make you happy. We’ll give you back every penny you spent on the original treatment. Plus we’ll pay you an additional $25 for your time and trouble just for fooling with us. Bottom line is this. You’ll be happy with the service we provide or you won’t pay a penny period. If you feel like what I’ve said makes sense. Please call faith pest control today at 770-823-9202 and asked to speak to me Fred Talley. I’ll be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have.
Well, Fred, that’s great information. Hey, if you’re in the north Georgia mountains in Jasper, Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Georgia, or anywhere in the north Georgia mountains and you have problems with bugs, just listen to this podcast over and over again and share it with your friends, so you’ll know what to do. And then of course, if you’re like me, and you just don’t want to deal with it, call Fred. Fred will take care of you and make sure you get the problem solved. We do this podcast as a community service for all the fine folks in Jasper, Georgia, Blue Ridge, Georgia, Ellijay, Georgia, and anywhere in the north Georgia mountains. You can get this podcast from our website, or you can get it from any of the fun podcast services like Apple, Google podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon. Even if you just ask your Alexa Hey, play the faith pest control podcast latest episode, it will start playing and you can listen right there on your speaker devices. So until next time, this is Mike Stewart for the faith pest control podcast.