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WASP AND HORNET KILLER

A wasp is identified by its smooth body in comparison to similar other pests. Bees will have a hairy body, and different color markings. The Wasp will resemble a scavenger at times because of their food preference and seeking behaviors, buzzing the area looking for a protein rich food source. There are two types of wasps, solitary and social. Solitary Wasps are wasps that do not live in a colony. Social Wasps live and congregate together, which are typically the type identified as being an issue due to their larger population size.

 

A common wasp is the Velvet Ant, which we usually notice the females uncharacteristically running around, as she is wingless. Their body is covered in red and black fuzzy velvet surface and they have an extremely painful sting. Mud Daubers are a Wasp named for their ability to create a brood chamber with mud. The Paper Wasps get their name from their ability to build their nest with a substance that almost looks and feels like paper.

Hornets and Yellow jackets are the most commonly identified pests, as structural wasps. They will live in large, thousand member colonies. The threat from their stings is mainly because of their opportunistic nesting in structural voids, eaves, attics, and other places in and around the home. Early detection of their nest and presence allows for quick treatment to avoid entry into your home.

Wasps can be treated using contact insecticides, such as freeze spray and jet sprays. Designed to spray far, and offering residual control, these are effective solutions to eradicate an unwanted wasp or hornet population. In addition, granule and dust insecticides can also be used to prevent entry and colonization.

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A wasp is identified by its smooth body in comparison to similar other pests. Bees will have a hairy body, and different color markings. The Wasp will resemble a scavenger at times because of their food preference and seeking behaviors, buzzing the area looking for a protein rich food source. There are two types of wasps, solitary and social. Solitary Wasps are wasps that do not live in a colony. Social Wasps live and congregate together, which are typically the type identified as being an issue due to their larger population size. We can break up the stinging arthropods into four primary groups, bees and wasps, scorpions, some ants, and those few miscellaneous caterpillars.

Most reactions to stings can be normal to extreme allergic reactions, not matter your reaction, no one enjoys being stung and we want to really avoid them at all cost. I think for the most part we can all tell the difference between a wasp and a bee, but here are the main distinguishers, bees appear to have hairy bodies and wasp appear to have smooth bodies. Wasp feed mostly on protein, this would be spiders and other insects, while the bee will feed on nectar, pollen and honey in some cases. Wasp because of their food preference are considered more of a nuisance to man and act more like scavengers, as they can compete with us for our barbecue and sweet drinks.

A common wasp is the Velvet Ant, which we usually notice the females uncharacteristically running around, as she is wingless. Their body is covered in red and black fuzzy velvet surface and they have an extremely painful sting. Mud Daubers are a Wasp named for their ability to create a brood chamber with mud. The Paper Wasps get their name from their ability to build their nest with a substance that almost looks and feels like paper. These are solitary wasps and will inflict a very painful sting, as consistent with the commonly used name of cow killer. They are usually seen running around the ground very erratically.

Mud daubers area type of wasps named after the type of structure they create, their nest or chambers are created from mud, these are usually attached to walls of structures. The female will collect a spider which she will sting and paralyzes then places it in her mud chamber, she then will lay her eggs and seal up the chamber. Once the larval hatch they will feed on the spiders in there and go through several molts, then they will emerge an adult wasps. We also have digger wasps and one of my personal favorites the Cicada Killers. Digger wasps are blue-black n color and have purplish wings and one yellow stripe along each side of the abdomen. They are rather hairy, and the back part will be covered in reddish hair. They will fly all day along the lawn, and then leave early in the evening. They should be considered beneficial because they are in search of June beetle grubs in your lawn. These wasp do not usually attack humans, if the numbers seem extreme then you may need to think about treating your lawn for grubs.

Cicada Killers, are a very large wasp almost 2 inches in size and has a very distinguished black and yellow markings, somewhat similar to a yellow jacket on steroids. The female wasp will dig a burrow and piles the soil up around the sides, the male will fly around and guard and chases away any predators. The female will locate a cicada and paralyze it with the sting, drags it into the burrow and then deposit the eggs onto the 1 or 2 cicadas in the burrow. The larvae will hatch and eat the living paralyzed cicadas. These guys are pretty scary, and should be avoided if possible, they are beneficial in controlling the cicada population, but they can cause lawn damage if the population is high enough. The males do not sting, but I would not want to try and sex the Cicada killer.

Social Wasps will include paper wasps, which get their names from the paper like structure that the wasps nest is created from. The nest of these wasps are usually built under the eaves, decks, rafters, behind shutters, playground equipment and more.

Hornets and Yellowjackets are considered beneficial insects but becomes a nuisance because of where they build their nest in our structures. They will scavenge in your trash receptacles, and buzz around the food and beverages we have out in our backyards and picnics. We typically will start noticing the nest in late summer and fall when the colony numbers will be at the highest.

Hornets and Yellow jackets are the most commonly identified pests, as structural wasps. They will live in large, thousand member colonies. The threat from their stings is mainly because of their opportunistic nesting in structural voids, eaves, attics, and other places in and around the home. Early detection of their nest and presence allows for quick treatment to avoid entry into your home.

Listed as one of the top 10 worst insects to have, Wasps – another buzzing buddy we could do without. With several species of these unpleasantly aggressive critters, whose stings pack quite a wallop, they are one bug you’d do well to avoid.

When spring arrives so do all the pesky pest in our home and yard and the one I see as a huge nuisance because of its ability to deliver such a painful memory I the wasps. There are all types of different remedies to wasp stings, but no home remedy for removal. This is best to be done with professional products that are specific for use with wasp and other stinging insects. Wasp and hornets look for easy areas to enter and create a nest, these can be under eaves, in plumbing or electrical penetrations and really anywhere they can gain access. The wasp or hornets’ nest that we see dangling on the outside of structures will be the easiest to treat with a good contact insecticide spray, such as Wasp Freeze, will drop them on contact. It because more difficult when they take up residence in the out of the way spots, that will take a little more effort.

If you can access to the opening and extract the nest after that will be the best option, but it is not necessary. The next thing to think about is the nest itself, where is located inside a wall void, soffit, or opening? Or just located in a area that allows for easy removal. If they are coming in and out of an area you will want to apply a dust into the opening, Delta Dust will work great in high moisture areas and does not clump like some of the other insecticide dust. Few puffs will leave a residual insecticide in the void that will make any returning wasp or bees to not survive. Best to hit the opening with a contact insecticide and stay away, trying to kill as many as possible on contact, when you believe that it is safe you will want to use a dust, Delta Dust or Drione will be great options and should be puffed into the openings so that any lingering wasp or hornets will come in contact with an insecticide and also the nest will be dusted, so that none survive.

Managing your wasps and hornet infestation

The first step will need to be thorough inspection of the area that is being effected by the wasps or hornet, assemble the proper equipment and protective gear if deemed necessary. Gloves, heavy coveralls, and or bee suit may be called for in dangerous areas and high populations. You may need a good hand dusters, extension ladder, and exclusion material such as duct tape, copper gauze, spackle, and caulk and cement patches, depending on the structure. Treatment of ground nest, should be done with dusted literally with an appropriately labeled insecticide dust. After day time application leave the burrows open to allow returning workers and forages to come in contact with the dust. Basically let it do its job. At this point the burrows should be left alone and pets and humans should stay away as you may run the risk of being attacked if you wander to close to the agitated wasp.

Mud Daubers should simply be removed by scraping the nest off, if there is an opening they have left the nest.

Paperwasp should be attack with a quick knockdown insecticide, they are not particularly aggressive, the nest should be removed after treatment. Nests inside wall voids should be treated with an insecticide dust.

 

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