Wasp season is from the start of March to the end of August. Wasp season ends around the beginning of September and the queens remain dormant until around the end of February. Whether it's wasp season or not, you should never forget that these pests are often dangerous to humans.
We all know that wasps can sting repeatedly, but here are some facts about wasps you may not know:
Wasp venom contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become more aggressive.
Try not to swat one near its nest or other wasps.
The sting of a wasp should wear off within 24 hours, but for a small minority of people, the venom in their sting causes anaphylactic shock which can be fatal.
An ordinary sting can be treated with deodorant containing aluminum.
Wasps live in colonies that form self-contained communities, each following a caste order of queens, males, and workers.
A male wasp is called a Drone. The job of the Drone is to mate with the Queen. After they have fulfilled this mission, they die shortly afterward.
Wasps don’t swarm.
Wasps feed their young meat (e.g. insect larvae).
The only wasps that survive the winter are young fertilized queens. They emerge from overwintering in the spring to build new nests.
Initially, the queen lays up to a dozen eggs and when they hatch into larvae she feeds them until they become workers. The workers then forage for food, feed the new larvae and defend the nest.
In late summer, the colony produces males and new queens. They fly away to mate and the queens then find a place to hibernate.
The cold weather eventually kills the males, workers, and foundation queen.
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As a company, we understand that our wildlife has an essential part to play in our world and that unfortunately habitat loss and alteration means that sometimes through no fault of their own, wildlife can end up becoming ‘pests’.
When this arises, we aim to carry out our tasks discreetly, efficiently and humanely.
Thereafter we can advise on the prevention of future problems and infestations, hopefully avoiding the need for further interventions.
In certain cases , we will engage the advice or assistance of other experts to assist in the relocation of displaced wildlife, for example bees.
Our customers can feel reassured that every situation we are presented with will be individually assessed and dealt with in the appropriate manner.