|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 10||Clarity of Response = 10||Politeness = 10|
|Comment||Jessica gave a thoughtful response, with my safety her chiefest concern, and I thank her for that. I didn't have the opportunity to read her response before my husband and I took care of the problem. With the advice from our son, who has encountered lots of wasps nests in his profession working for the city of Benicia in California, we sprayed through the open hole in the mud nest with WD-40, then smashed the nest with a rubber mallet. Nothing came out moving that we could see. I then power-sprayed the area with water until no trace of the mud dwelling remained.. Handling the nest this way, we were lucky no aggressive critters were present, so I commend Jessica for taking the safe route.|
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I can answer questions about invertebrates native to California, including insects commonly found in homes. If you have an identification request, please attach a photo to your question.
I was involved in collection and identification of invertebrates for the United States Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division for six years. Also, I provided these same services intermittently for the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment for many years. I have been a member of AllExperts.com since 2009.
Department of the Interior: United States Geological Survey, Davis Field Station; University of California, Davis Aggie Alumni Association; UC Davis Center for Neuroscience; U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs
I have two B.A.'s from the University of California, Davis and two Associate's degrees from Sacramento City College.
Awards and Honors
Special Thanks for Achieving Results award from the Department of the Interior