Anyone good at wasp/hornet identification?
These are swarming everywhere around my barn. If they stayed outside, I would not care. But, they have now chased me completely through the barn (and out the other side) several times! And they were harassing my young horse in the stall while she was trying to eat…I was afraid she was going to get stung based on how annoying they were being.
I think they might be a black mud dauber OR a great black wasp. It is fairly large (1/2 - 1 inch). They seem to show up once the sun comes out on the wet grass…they tend to fly low over the grass. I’ve seen them attack a grasshopper. Again, they can stay outside and I will leave them alone…but I want to keep them out of the barn and away from the horses stalls. They are starting to get as annoying/aggressive as the bald faced hornets. So any suggestions as to how/where they might nest (and how to relocate/remove them) would be welcome. I’ve not been able to track them going to a specific area…and they are flying through all areas of the barn.
And, I am allergic…so they need to go!