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Mud Daubers.....Grrrrrrrrrr
« on: February 20, 2008, 11:15:43 pm »
We have literally thousands of mud daubers here in north central Arkansas.  Are they going to be a problem for me ???  They build their mud nests on everything.


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Re: Mud Daubers.....Grrrrrrrrrr
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 11:28:44 pm »
No they should not give you any problems.

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Re: Mud Daubers.....Grrrrrrrrrr
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 08:14:44 am »
No, they won't give you a problem, they're solitary wasps and eat bad bugs in the garden, so don't kill them! 

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Re: Mud Daubers.....Grrrrrrrrrr
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 09:21:20 am »
I've seen wasps and bumblebees trying to get into the hive, but never a mud dauber.

They mostly just put mud where you don't want it and scare you (some of them are gigantic!).


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Re: Mud Daubers.....Grrrrrrrrrr
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 11:10:35 am »
 After learning that mud daubers kill Black Widows they dont much get my attention any more..We have alot of Black Widows here and They make homes the same places as the Daubers make their nests! I guess thats why the Daubers are one of the biggest enemies of the Black Widow.
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Re: Mud Daubers.....Grrrrrrrrrr
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 11:02:45 am »
Mike, I think that you heard so many answers, mud daubers are cool, they can be nuisance, but when I see them, I don't bother them at all.  I don't even think that they bug humans, not like our other friendly bug gers, like the yellowjacket, hornet and wasps, now they are critters I don't want around, even if they eat bad bugs too, they eat our good bugs, like the bees, hee, haw.  Ignore the mud duabers, they just want to daub mud.  Beautiful day, beautiful life, beautiful.  Cindi
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 07:06:53 pm »
I've never found them agressive or hard to get along with, but they do like to nest in empty equipment.
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