new jersey

Asked September 7, 2019, 9:06 PM EDT

for the first time in new jersey i have a problem with giant wasp . i have outdoor pets and im highly allergic to any thing that bites . they come out at night and everytime we open the door a few fly in , how do i handle this situation ?

Ocean County New Jersey

1 Response

Hello, and thanks for using the Ask an Expert System,

It is difficult to provide advice without more detailed information on the wasps that are bothering you. You may have an insect known the Cicada killer Wasp which is fairly common in New Jersey. For detailed information on this insect see The Cicada Killer Wasp a fact sheet from Rutgers Extension. The fact sheet includes suggested control measures.

If you believe you have a different wasp, you can call a Rutgers’ Master Gardener hotline for advice on control measures.