What type of insect nest is this? Could it be termites??? (Pictures included)?

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I was killing off all the wasp nests I could find today and I found a spot on my roof where it wasn’t sealed. In the entrance there was this nest that looks like nothing I have ever seen before and a couple of others, that I can’t see too well, deeper into the hole… I just want to figure out what it is so I can find out how to get rid of it.

~Crash
Do Mud termites damage houses? and how could they’ve gotten onto my roof?

~wetcpu
Wow, that’s quite an interesting nest, I do not think that it looks like to one on my roof, but it could be and I’m just not looking at it carefully enough…

I’ll try uploading some more photos in a bit.

Thanks guys…

http://www.torreypine.org/animals/Insects/MudDauber.jpg

Compared to my photo, I think you guys are right. Any idea on how to get rid of it? I was burning the other ones, but I’m not sure that would work with this one and I don’t wanna risk burning down my house.

Its hard to tell, but it looks a bit like a wasp nest to me. I occasionally see wasps build tube shaped clumps of mud/dirt on the outside of my house.

The picture attached is quite an elaborate nest, compared to what I get, but does it look anything like what you are seeing?

14 Responses to “What type of insect nest is this? Could it be termites??? (Pictures included)?”

  1. wetcpu Says:

    Its hard to tell, but it looks a bit like a wasp nest to me. I occasionally see wasps build tube shaped clumps of mud/dirt on the outside of my house.

    The picture attached is quite an elaborate nest, compared to what I get, but does it look anything like what you are seeing?
    References :
    http://www.hiltonpond.org/images/MudDauberNest01.jpg

  2. RachelMac Says:

    It looks like a mud dauber wasps nest to me.
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  3. kkelly58 Says:

    Looks like a mud wasp/bee nest. Termites usually, leave a trail from the ground up and you can see the soft wood eaten in the path or a tube going from the ground up
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  4. Jane S Says:

    It doesn’t look like a termite nest….do you see any termites?

    Must be a wasp or mud dauber. Break it open and see if any dead larva are inside!
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  5. gejandsons Says:

    Mud dauber (sometimes "dirt dauber," "dirt dobber," or "dirt diver" in the southern U.S.) is a name commonly applied to a number of wasps from either the family Sphecidae or Crabronidae that build their nests from mud

    Just pull it down. They are harmless
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  6. dreammaker2623 Says:

    They are good to have around because they eat insects. They feed their young insects that they have stung but still alive. Termites will not survive with these guys around because they are enemies. If you really want to get rid of them then make sure that they have no way to get into the place that they are building their nest.
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