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Brown little bodies around dead wasps

Hello everyone,

I live in a condo, and recently it seems like some yellow jackets have made up shop right next door at the empty apt. next to mine. The hive appears to be inside the actual building, but I've only seen the wasps hovering outside. I have found one or 2 dead wasps inside my own home, but I just assumed they flew in with me when I enter/leave my house. 

That being said, today I was cleaning my kitchen, which is directly adjascent to my neighbhors apt. (the wasps also like to hover outside my kitchen), and found the bodies of 3 dead wasps. Based on the discoloration, I could definitively tell one was old, and 2 were relatively new. What was weird though is next to these guys were ~10-20 little solid round things. They look like tiny beans. Now I do keep spiders in my house, just to kill any flies and other stuff that come flying into my house, so I don't know if these are insect/spider eggs, the dried up bodies of wasps, etc. 
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Those look to me like mouse or rat droppings.  Maybe hungry rodents are snacking on the dead wasps.  Could you get a humane mousetrap?
  • josusa47 said:
    Those look to me like mouse or rat droppings.  Maybe hungry rodents are snacking on the dead wasps.  Could you get a humane mousetrap?
    I definitely would've seen a mouse or rat. I live in a tiny studio, and I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. Doubt a mouse/rat would've been able to avoid me in the past year I've been here. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    Mouse droppings. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,922
    I would guess mouse droppings , Rat droppings are much bigger I believe.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Wasp pupae?
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  • Wasp pupae?
    I don't know if its specifically wasp pupae, but looking up pictures, it definitely looks like pupae of some sort (wasp, fly, and other types of insect have very similar looking pupae from these pics). It definitely looks more like pupae from the pictures, than mouse droppings. 

    Mouse droppings overall seem to be somewhat lumpy and dry, these look ribbed and smooth (like pupae).
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    Shouldn't the wasp best be removed? 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,867
    @sammahdi1994. Couldn’t you take a photo from close up , bit difficult to identify from that distance. When your photo is blown up they are just a blur. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Based on the size of the wasps in your pic, those are too big to be mouse droppings.

    I can't see them well if I enlarge the pic either, so a close up or two would be helpful @sammahdi1994 :)
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