Wasps and Virginia Creeper
Hi, I have a wasp problem this summer. I live in northern New Mexico. Our front porch and courtyard is plagued by them and I think the Virginia Creeper I have growing on the porch parapet is attracting them. This vine has been there for years but it\'s very bad this year (2017). They are making nest all over the place, not in the vines but in eves and crevices here and there not far from the vine. I\'ve seen the wasps going to the Virginia Creeper and landing on it. Our little dog has been stung 3 times this summer and is now afraid to go through the courtyard to the back where he does his business. I have been stung once. I am seriously considering removing the Virginia Creeper, it\'s lovely but not worth the struggles we are having with wasps. Before I start ripping it out (I will do this in the fall when wasps are not around anymore) does Virginia creeper attract wasps usually? It does bloom in June/July with tiny flowers and I\'m assuming this is why the wasps like it.
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Creeping Virginia does not attract Wasps, though it sounds like you have a nest in your vines.
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