Q: I found a wasp nest growing between the pane and screen of my kitchen window. I feel I should eliminate them as there are children in the house next door. How would you recommend I do this?
A: There are a couple of things to consider. First, wasps are, in general, beneficial insects. They eat caterpillars and aphids and other creatures you don’t want to have your landscape. But they can also sting any child or animal they feel endangers them. If they were in an upper story window, I’d say leave them alone and watch their nest building work from safety indoors. However, if they are near a place where children play, they should be controlled. A quick squirt of Wasp and Hornet spray should work fine.