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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.
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.
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.
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.