There are many different types of wasps (often confused with hornets) here in British Columbia. They are broken into two main groups: solitary wasps and social wasps. Social wasps are usually the ones that become a nuisance and threaten our safety on our property around our homes. Yellowjackets and paper wasps are the most common of this bunch. Mud daubers are the most common solitary wasp and aren’t as aggressive as their social counterparts. Although wasps play an important role in the environment, they can become dangerous when they build their nests near homes or businesses in the Vancouver BC area. If you notice a nest nearby, it’s important to always enlist the help of your local wasp removal experts at Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control
There are three wasps, in particular, to keep an eye out for:
Wasps consist of three castes: queens, males, and workers (which are infertile). Queens and males are produced closer to the end of the summer. They mate then allowing the queen to find a safe place to reside over the winter months. Come spring, the queen will find an appropriate location for her nest to lay her eggs in and grow her colony. These colonies can grow as large as 30,000 individuals.
Wasps seldom attack humans unless provoked or if the hive is threatened. However, certain wasps can become more aggressive in the late summer months or when they outgrow their hive. This is because resources begin to dwindle, making them more likely to hover around residential areas. Wasps are infamous for ruining outdoor picnics and barbecues because of their attraction to sweets and fats in human food. If you are dealing with nests in residential areas, always contact a wasp pest control company.
As beneficial as they are for the environment, wasps can be dangerous when they nest near your property. Some species are more aggressive than others and will think nothing of stinging a perceived threat to protect themselves or their nest. If wasps are anywhere around your home, they can be a threat to your safety and the safety of your family and friends. They are extremely sensitive to anything foreign to them, especially if they consider it a threat to the hive. Once they sense a threat, they will attack anything or anyone who is near the hive. To make matters worse, they will attack in the hundreds.
Especially if you or a loved one is allergic, it’s important to always enlist the help of a professional wasp removal company. Our wasp exterminators have the years of experience needed to safely and quickly remove nests and stinging insects from your property. Contact us today to learn more!
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