A wasp is essentially a bee on steroids! They can sting as much as they please, and their stings are often more painful. `Wasps can pose a tremendous threat to any outdoor activity due to their aggressive nature and predatory habits. However, information about wasps are relatively unknown by a majority of people. So here are 5 facts about wasps that’ll help you better understand these creatures.
- Wasps are intense predators, they hunt nearly every insect that is harmful to crops and also eat nectar, tree sap, and fruit.
- Not all wasps live in colonies, with nearly 30,000 different species of wasps they can be quite diverse. There are two primary sub groups: Social Wasps and Solitary Wasps. Solitary Wasps as the name implies, live alone and fend for themselves.
- Most Wasps make nests from wood and bark. By chewing the pulp to form paper cells. Other wasps, like the mud-dauber, will use mud to build tubes as their home.
- Wasps can sting more than once. Because their stinger is not barbed their stinger will not fall off, allowing them to sting over and over. Ow!!
- Wasps life cycle. Every summer, new queens are born and will hunker down for the winter in logs, burrow, or stay inside void areas of a structure (like a house). During winter, all the other wasps will die off. The queens will start a new colony in the summer and can build a colony of up to 50,000 wasps in one summer.
How Horn Pest Management safely and securely removes a wasp nest and prevents rebuilding:
After a quick inspection of a given wasp nest, the pro’s at HPM will carefully remove the nest from the home and treat the area with a repellent residual pesticide and or seal up the entry points.