You cannot take lightly these venomous, aggressive and territorial wasps. There are number of ways to deal with these wasps and they are not the type of pest which leaves room for any strategies that are decided by trial and error.
Though few wasps can be dealt on there own, there are a few more aggressive species that must be handled by a West Chester wasp control expert professional only.
First, you must know about their type
Many people often think common honeybees are same as wasps though they show similar behavior, however they are quite different from each other and any wasp infestation can be far more dangerous as compared to unwelcome honeybees.
Wasp colonies generally have a much smaller population as compared to honeybees. Also, individual wasps can be larger than bees. They are more aggressive too and can sting a multiple number of times in any sustained attack.
You can find more than 100,000 different species of wasps and some do not sting at all. There are few species e.g. hornets and also yellow jackets are known for launching unrelenting attacks when they are threatened.
Wasps or bees?
Wasps are generally larger and have much smoother bodies unlike their smaller honeybee relatives. They are occasionally covered in a bright orange/yellow stripes or markings.
They have 4 wings, and their special characteristics are that they have long, dangling legs and very narrow waist.
Often, they are mistaken with bees as their yellow-and-black bodies offer same look but they are much faster. Also, they often fly from side to side. They are also much more aggressive as compared to bees.
As compared to bees, hornets are larger, while yellow jackets can sometimes grow as long as 2”. You can also find them throughout the eastern USA.
Unlike honeybees, which create hives in the chambers e.g. hollowed-out logs, wasps normally build their nests and all these nests will remain hidden in the hollows of the walls or eaves.
Spotting a nest
Hornet nests are most the difficult and also dangerous to deal with and they look almost like grayish-brown or mushy gray footballs and normally are found attached to trees.
If you ever spot a hornets’ nest, then it is best to call a pest control professional immediately as these nests are durable and hard to destroy or penetrate.
Common paper wasps often build nests, which look almost like upside-down umbrellas. Usually they are found in open, under eaves or along rooflines.
Mud wasps build smaller nests in certain existing masonry cracks, under decks or sometimes in attics.
European hornets build their nests, which are covered in papery material. They are found both indoor as well as outdoors, inside walls, in attics, on the building sides, on trees or in bushes.
Using chemical treatments
You can also use one very commonly used chemical spray treatments. Make sure that when you buy any spray then it should be designed specifically meant for wasps that include hornets as well as yellow jackets.
All these chemicals present in these sprays are specifically designed and also tested to destroy all these insects.