The wasp’s year starts in the spring. As the days start to warm up the queen wasps come out from hibernation where they have spent the winter months in a deep sleep. At this time of year there are no active wasp nests, just queens which will begin to look for a suitable place to build their new nests. Once the queen has chosen a nest location (in a Attic, shed or hole in buildings etc), she will then start stripping bits of wood from fencing, sheds, even furniture which will then be chewed, mixed with saliva and wax and is regurgitated to produce a paste like substance to make the nest.
Pest Control in particular Wasp Control is very important in order to minimize the chance of infestation. The following are key tips to consider to help you get rid of Wasps and prevent in advance. The first step is recognising the presence of Wasps.
Appearance of a wasp
The main reason for understanding what a wasp looks like is to avoid being stung! It is also very important if you are stung to know what kind of insect it was so that you can take the right action. Wasps are yellow and black in colour with a shiny body and slim wings.
Hibernating, wasp queens emerge during the spring. They have mated the previous year with a male and so are fertilised. Their first task is to begin building their nests Inside the nest. The queen will builds egg cells where the eggs are laid and where larvae can develop into worker wasps. Once sufficient larvae have developed into mature wasps, the queen will no longer forage or engage in general nest duties. All of which will now be left to the workers, and instead, she will devote her time to laying more eggs. Eventually, males and new queens will be produced. The queens will leave the nest, mate and hibernate until the following year. Meanwhile, the rest of the colony will die off. There are different factors in wintering Queens being killed off, warmer winters – resulting in the queen leaving her nest early and dying off or also one of their main predator gaining momentum over the last few years – the Spider!
Pest Control: Wasp Control
Upon inspection our exterminator will advise you on the plan of action. It is highly recommended never to approach a Wasp nest as sometimes a Wasp sting can sometimes turn out extremely serious. Full PPE is required when approaching a nest. Once you have identified the presence of a wasp nest an exterminator can be called upon to help you get rid of the Wasps in a professional and efficient manner.