Weird bug things plastered all over maples and wasps building all over homes this year
What are those little lime green things plastered all over the leaves of the maples this year and Why is my home being attacked by many wasps building nests in all corners. What to do?
Washington County Minnesota
The dots on the maple leaves are galls and do not harm trees.
The wasp population is higher this year and they are looking for homes. It is a nuisance.
No they are not galls. These things are like a hair next to each other like the young people at the beach. Probably 1/4" long. Hundreds of them upon the leaves.
Can you send a picture please.
They could be spindle galls. https://wimastergardener.org/article/maple-gall-mites-eriophyidae/
Steve M: Meant to thank you for the info and response. "You guys" are invaluable! Again, thank you.
Wasps and bees are a part of the cycle of pollination. Try not to disturb them unless they are directly threatening to human activity or an allergic person. https://extension.umn.edu/insects-infest-homes/wasps-and-bees
Mites and galls increase and decrease. We are seeing many letters on this, this year.