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Wasps Nest Removal
Wasp Nest Removal
Wasps Too Close By Are a Nuisance And A Risk!
Wasps are flying insects that range from paper wasps and mud daubers to the yellow jackets and hornets. Wasps around the home, a building, or a business, can not only be a nuisance, but also a risk to people and pets.
Common Wasp Species In Canada
- Paper Wasps
- Yellow Jackets
- Mud Daubers
About Wasps Nests
More than 500 species of wasps live in Canada. Depending on the species, Wasp nests vary in size, location, and shape. Paper Wasp Nests are made of paper-like material. This material has been acquired by chewing and gluing plant matter together. The nests consist of five to nine combs that include 1,500 to 3,500 cells. The combs are comb like and single layered. The nests are stalked, meaning that they are attached to an object by long stems (pedicel) or stalks.
Wasp colonies reach peak numbers during the late summer and early fall. Wasp nests tend to be found in sheds, under patio decks, wall voids, garages, attics, and in hollow trees. Paper wasps build open and exposed nests that look much like an umbrella that is upside down. They’re typically supported by a single papery stalk, but these nests can get quite large late in the season. Paper wasps attach their nests to places that include fences, tree branches, soffits, door and window frames, and exterior joists.
Some hornets and yellow jackets nest in the ground. Mud daubers like to build nests in covered sites, such as a building structure and walls. Mud daubers construct nests using mud or clay. The nests are small, tubular mud chutes that are normally built either in existing cracks or crevices in stone, masonry, or building material around homes, garages and sheds.
Wasp Life Cycle
Queen wasps build small nests in the spring and lay the first batch of eggs. These quickly develop into workers that soon take over nest building tasks for the rest of the season. After eggs hatch, for a few weeks the larvae feed on insects brought in by female workers. Larvae then enter a cocoon-like period where the immatures transform into adult wasps over several more weeks. This is referred to as the pupal stage. Wasps undergo full metamorphosis before becoming adults which takes about 6 weeks.
While the majority of wasps mainly feed on nectar, honeydew from plants, and fruit juices, the most common wasp pests are scavengers and carnivores that feed on other insects and food.
What Brings Wasps To A Particular Location
Wasps are typically attracted by food, beverages, and garbage – basically places where there is food cooking, food scattered around the area, or food consumption. They are attracted to foods containing sucralose, sucrose, glucose, and other types of sweeteners. Human food waste attracts wasps.
Knowing the wasp species that has been built on your property is essential to providing effective treatment options. You should not attempt to handle a nest. If you disturb a nest, you may provoke the wasps inside to attack and sting you. It’s best to avoid bee, wasp, or hornet nests. Even if the nest appears to be empty, there may still be some of these stinging pests still inside. Some species are more aggressive than others, and it’s a challenge to figure out when or why they’ll swarm or sting.
Professional Wasp Removal Services Provides Peace of Mind
Because wasps can be aggressive and very territorial, removal of a wasp nest and eradication of a wasp infestation is best left to a professional pest control service. If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in or around your home or garden, there is likely a nest nearby. When a wasp west is discovered, it is important to contact a wasp exterminator before the situation gets out of control. You don’t have to risk your health, your family’s health, or your house due to a wasp infestation.
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