Do you have Wasps Problem?
When several wasps are buzzing around you in your home or garden, you can be sure that a wasp nest is lurking somewhere. This is the source of many problems because wasps can be very aggressive and sting several times when their nest is threatened.
The wasp is mostly active during the summer months and fall. In principle, they die in winter, unless the winter is mild. The wasp is insectivorous and feeds mainly on caterpillars, aphids, mosquitoes, flies, and beetles. At the end of August, they will also feed on nectar or other sugary foods, which often makes them aggressive.
The difference between bees & wasps
Wasps are often confused with bees; however, several obvious characteristics – morphology, color, and construction of the nest – allow them to be distinguished.
Difference between bees and wasps
Slender bright yellow body streaked with black;
- 10 to 20 mm long.
- Little or no hair.
- Long antennae.
- Only females have a stinger.
- More aggressive than bees and often sting several times.
The bee has a brownish body, is hairier, and has shorter antennae. It is also less aggressive than the wasp unless it is provoked. It can only sting once; by stinging, it loses its sting and dies.
Destroy or remove a wasp nest
Controlling wasps and destroying wasp nests is permitted by law, but bees & bee swarms are not.
It is best not to destroy a wasp nest yourself, wasps can be very aggressive when defending their nest and can sting several times. These bites can cause an allergic reaction. Always contact an expert who has the necessary equipment to do this job.
Wasps are active during the summer when they search for insects, nectar, or other sweet foods. This often makes them aggressive.
Looks like a “ball of paper”;
- The construction of the wasp nest is started by the queen, and then continued by the workers;
- If we destroy the nest where the wasps are there, it will never be occupied again.
Where do wasps build their nests?
Wasps often build their nests in the strangest and most inaccessible places. Sometimes the wasp nest is not visible, but wasps are circulating in the house. It is wise to observe the wasp from a distance and find out its route. The wasp usually takes the same route to and from the nest.
Where can you find the wasp nest?
- the attic;
- In the chimney;
- below or among the beams;
- in cracks and cracks in walls;
- in the garage or a corner of the ceiling.
- on the trees
Early wasp nest
It may happen that wasps choose your home or environment to establish their nests. In this case, in the spring, you will only see one (relatively large) wasp bustling about. The queen will often use single access to enter and take equipment. Thus, for example, it can scrape wood from a plank. She then chews the wood to make paper, then a thread with the first cells around it.
How do we go about removing a wasp nest?
Wasp nests are often found in hard-to-reach places, eg. Under roofs, high in trees, underground, etc. This is why it is often difficult to eliminate a wasp nest. Our expert treats the nest according to the most effective method, adapted to the situation so that you quickly get rid of this infestation. The old nest will no longer be occupied by a new colony of wasps.