Wasp Control Vancouver
Unless you find yourself in the polar regions, the familiar presence of brightly wrapped buzzing wasps will be close by. Understandably avoided by people: Wasps, Bees, and Hornets, are knowingly aggressive in defense of their nests.
A Wasp sting may trigger an anaphylactic reaction in people with allergies. These stings may potentially lead to a deadly result. Even docile Honey Bees have stings that prompt others to attack by releasing a pheromone.
There are over 30,000 identified species coming in all ranges of the color spectrum. From metallic blue, bright red, and the familiar yellow to brown.
Bees secrete a waxy substance to construct their nests, wasps create their homes from fibers. They take these fibers, generally from wood, and chew them into a pulp with their mandibles.
Each year Social wasp colonies are started by a queen who was fertilized the previous year and survived the winter by hibernating. Each spring the cycle begins again; she builds a small nest and the first worker females emerge. These workers build hexagon shaped areas called cells. The queen deposits eggs continually into these cells until late summer where a colony can have more than 5,000 individuals. The cycle ends again with all inhabitants dying off at the onset of winter. The only survivors are the future fertilized queens, which journey forth to restart the process in spring again.
Wasps are extremely beneficial to humans. The majority of insects are preyed upon by at least one wasp species. In fact those that don’t wish to have the insect for dinner will use it as a host for its parasitic larvae.
Did you know? Wasps are used by agricultural industry. They are so proficient at controlling pest populations that they are now regularly deployed in situations where crops are in danger from insects.
Wasps are distinguishable from bees by their pointed lower abdomens and the narrow “waist,” called a petiole, that separates the abdomen from the thorax. If there is a wasp nest on your property and wasps begin to pose a threat to your family, Call Atlas today.
Hornets returning from foraging:
Hornet gathering nesting material: