Wasps
Species Identification

In most areas wasps are a beneficial insect as they feed on other insects that can be a nuisance to man. Wasps become more of a problem in parks and populated areas in the late summer and early fall as they seek out sweet liquids and carbohydrates. At this time they are far more aggressive when they are in areas where food is outdoors, such as picnics, deck kitchens, composting fruit and pop containers.

Wasp colonies last for only one year. Only the new queens survive the winter by leaving the nests in the late summer, mating and wintering in a dormant state in rotted logs, loose bark, or in small spaces in the exteriors of buildings. Once the weather warms up the queens build new nests in new sites.

Nests are identified by their oval shape and are usually suspended in covered areas. The size of the nest can vary depending on the time of year and the availability of food.

 

Risk Management

Waps are extremely protective of the nest and any movement around it will cause them to swarm and sting.

If you see a nest, stay clear and walk the other way. Contact a Allpro Service Technician immediately.

 

Treatment

Wasp nests in high traffic areas or in close proximity to windows and doors are a safety concern and should be dealt with by a professional.

The readily available retail fogging systems are difficult to use and often require two applications to eliminate the nest. Even with the home remedy kit, Allpro highly recommends you call us to ensure that the entire colony has been dealt with.

 

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