Infested with wasps?
If you have have spotted a nest or started to see wasps around your property and are worried about you or the little ones getting stung, it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. You can contact the professionals at Big Time Pest Control to help take care of the problem and keep your family safe.
More information on Wasps
There may be any number of different types of pests that live in our environment, but one of the more troublesome is wasps. This is not only due to the pain that is associated with a wasp sting; it can also cause an allergic reaction and the possibility of anaphylaxis. Understanding more about how to control wasps can help to reduce the possibility of getting stung and allow you to enjoy your home and property to the full.
Wasps are typically categorized as either being social or solitary. A solitary wasp will live alone and, although it will still lay eggs, it will not tend to them as they are simply abandoned until they hatch. A social wasp, which is likely what we are more familiar with, lives in a colony that can number just a few wasp or perhaps even in the thousands!
Some wasps will tend to their young in the nest, similar to the way that a bee hive operates (typically on a much smaller scale). Other wasps will lay their eggs inside of other hosts, such as spiders and caterpillars. As the larva of the wasp continues to grow inside of the host, they will consume them while they are still living.
Although wasps are often considered to be nothing more than a nuisance, they may have some benefit to the environment as well. For example, wasps may act as pollinators because certain types of wasps will feed on the nectar of flowers and carry the pollen from one flower to another. In addition, the solitary wasps that lay their eggs inside of a living host can help to control the population of those other insects in doing so.
Unfortunately, wasps can also be quite aggressive and if they feel that they are threatened, they will sting very quickly. Wasps also have the ability, in most cases, to sting more than once. A honeybee, on the other hand, will only likely sting one time and will leave its stinger in place. The wasp can continue to sting indefinitely.
The most common sign of an infestation is visible, as you will likely see the wasp’s nests nearby or see the wasps flying in the area. If that is the case, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood that someone will get stung. You can contact us at Big Time Pest Control for more information about how we control wasp infestations.