Almost stung – but they are beneficial to gardens

ground waspsWhile we were laying out the weed cloth….we found a ground wasp nest. While I don’t like to get stung, they are considered to be beneficial around home gardesn to control caterpillars, spiders and flies. Too bad for these guys that I didn’t want them where they were, so I got rid of them with boiling water at dusk. Took two tries….but they have now either perished or moved. Last night I looked took dirt off the top and found out how big it was. It is hard to tell from the picture, but it is around 1 foot deep and 1 foot across. By the way……I uncovered the nest last night and it had a lot of the comb left….but by this morning some animal had gone into the nest and feed on the comb!

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