View Full Version : Dirt daubers can kill your pressure washer

08-10-2007, 12:14 AM
I thought I would post something on here that we have a problem with in my area. The is dirt daubers or mud wasps. The will pack mud in any hole they can find. I have lost count of the numbers of pressure washer I have seen that had the hoses or pump inlets and outlets or the gun inlet packed full of mud. Then the pressure washer is out of action. I have started taking plastic bags and rubbers bands and covering up the inlets and outlets. Just something I thought I would pass on.

08-10-2007, 12:39 AM
i get small caps and put on mine.we have them suckers all over.

08-10-2007, 12:50 AM
i get small caps and put on mine.we have them suckers all over.

Sounds like you learned the hard way.

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08-10-2007, 02:06 AM
They will kill an outboard motor as well, the bastards will build a nest right in the carb throat:cry:

08-10-2007, 05:19 AM
Mud daubers got into my circuit breaker box on the side of the house. One of their mud huts shorted out one of the breakers. Don't know how it caused a short unless that mud had some moisture in it. They got in through one of the unplugged knock outs in the bottom of the box.


08-11-2007, 09:20 AM
Great info for those that store thier machines.

Ours is used everyday, so it's not a problem for us.