Paper Wasps: Friend or Foe?
Alpert, Gary; Frye, Matthew
Paper wasps feed on a variety of insects, such as caterpillars and other pests that can damage garden or landscape plants. As predators, therefore, paper wasps are an important part of nature. Paper wasp nests that are away from a home can be left alone, while those that pose a threat to human health should be safely removed.
NYS IPM Type: Community IPM Fact Sheet
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Homes; Humans or Pets; Landscapes; Schools; Daycare Centers; Play Yards