Wasp Removal Services

Wasp

Most wasps have two pairs of wings and have a pinched waist. The colors will range from black to metallic greens and blues and will vary in size.

The most commonly known wasps, such as yellow jackets and hornets, are in the family Vespidae and are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers. The majority of wasp species are solitary, with each adult female living and breeding independently. Many of the solitary wasps are parasitoidal, meaning that they raise their young by laying eggs on or in other insects (any life stage from egg to adult). Unlike true parasites, the wasp larvae eventually kill their hosts. Solitary wasps parasitize almost every pest insect, making wasps valuable in horticulture for biological pest control of species such as whitefly in tomatoes and other crops.

Wasps play many ecological roles. Some are predators, whether to feed themselves or to provision their nests. Many, notably the cuckoo wasps, are kleptoparasites, laying eggs in the nests of other wasps.

Caleb took out a wasp nest

Wasp Behaviors

There are two types of behaviors that wasps have. The first is a social wasps where they live in a colony with other wasps which can range from a small number to several thousands. The second are solitary wasps and live alone and avoid being in a colony.

Wasp Reproduction

When it comes to the end of summer the queen will produce unfertilized eggs that will develop into males. Only the fertilized eggs will turn into females. The males will typically die during the cold winter months with a new batch arriving in the spring.

Wasp Removal

Removing of wasps requires planning and patience to efficiently remove the wasps. During the inspection a plan for the removal of the wasp nest will go into an efficient plan.

When removal begins one or more methods will be used to eliminate the infestation. This will be from traps, modification of the environment, mechanical and insecticidal controls as well as physically removing of the wasp nest.

Looking at the environment and the food sources for wasps will allow for the removal of these items making the area less attractive to the wasps to stay around.

Wasp Identification

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets

Size: 1/2 inch in size
Type: Social Wasp
Population: Up to 5,000 members per nest. Nests have multiple layers
Shape/Color: North east, mid east and south east regions of US, and in Canada
Hornets

Hornets

Size: Up to 2 inches in size
Type: Social Wasp
Population: Have up to 700 members per nest
Shape/Color: Hornets are most popular in the US north east region, and in Canada
Paper Wasps

Paper Wasps

Name: Paper Wasps
Size: 3/4 to 1-1/2 inch long
Type: Social Wasp
Population: Nest sizes generally consist of 5 to 30 wasps
Shape/Color: Most popular in West and South east regions of the US and in Mexico
Mud Daubers

Mud Daubers

Size: Up to 1 inch long
Type: Solitary wasps
Population: Small nests, perhaps 3 to 20 wasps with tube-like cells
Shape/Color: South east and West
Potter Wasp

Potter Wasp

Size: 1/2 inch long
Type: Generally solitary wasps
Population: Very tiny nest sizes
Shape/Color: These wasps are located in the South East and West
Pollen Wasp

Pollen Wasp

Size: 3/4 inches long
Type: Solitary wasps
Population: Smaller than average nest size
Shape/Color: These wasps are located in the South East and West
 
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