Mud DauberMud Daubers get their name because they construct nests from mud. They are about a 1” inch long and the body has a bluish-black coloring, with a very thin waist. Mud Daubers are commonly seen on the sides of homes where they are building a nest, or on the ground in places in soft mud.

After breeding, female Mud Daubers search for a suitable place to construct a mud nest. Typically, Mud Daubers will construct nests on walls of homes; but mud dauber nests have also been found on chimneys, under porches, in attics, and inside birdhouses.  It is very common to find the mud cells built in parallel rows.

If you see these types of nests on your home starting to form, call us for a full Stinging Insect evaluation of your home.