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Red Wasps on new lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by thill, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    We recently installed a new Sahara Bermuda (hydromulched) lawn that is establishing nicely. It is four weeks old.

    Last week a couple of begillion red wasps decided to virtualy swarm this lawn. They do no seem be be agressive but the client is very concerned.

    I don't have a clue what is going on here. Should I be concerned? Should I call a pesticide applicator?

  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    They are preditors they are probably eating some pest that's in the lawn.Wasps won't hurt a lawn,but they will put the hurt on pests infesting a lawn.I recommend you leave them alone,they will leave when the food sourse is depleted.
  3. thill

    thill LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245


    Thanks for the info. I am a tiny bit more educated now.

    They seem to be docile around people. I will take your advice.

  4. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    They're buzzin for spiders... I only know a couple of guys who have been stung by one. We would grab bees and see who could hold one the longest and not get nailed. I dunno...maybe we ate paint chips too?

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