Wasp nest treatments
Wasp control is a simple process if the nest is visible early in the season. However as the season progresses and the nest increases in size the process becomes more difficult. our wasp killer spray and wasp killer powder if used correctly can eradicate even the largest of nests.
Wasps are social insects and live in colonies for most of the season the nest consists of a queen and sterile female workers.
Towards the end of a season male wasps and fertile females are also produced following mating the mated females “queens” leave the nest and look for a suitable location to “overwinter”. In spring of the following year the new queens emerge and look for a suitable place to but a nest.
The Queen starts the colony by building a few cells. One egg is laid in each cell the developing lava are fed insects until the are ready to pupate. This period is around 30 after which the first worker wasps emerge.
From this point on the workers take over the day to day tasks, including food collection and continued nest building. The queen wasp simply continues with the task of egg production.
Wasp nest size will vary, but they often contain ten thousand with the wasps late August. Wasps will defend a nest if they feel it’s under threat inadvertently getting too close to a nest may be enough to causes the wasps to attack. Wasp stings are not only painful the can often lead to a serious allergic reaction and in rare cases death.
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