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Pest Control Apollo PA Can Handle Wasps
Wasps are frightening looking predators with long stingers and they often eat other insects. Some varieties are known for paralyzing spiders and insects without killing them; laying eggs inside living beetles and caterpillars, while there are others that can imprison them inside the cells within their nests. Quite simple, wasps can be predators and parasites at the same time. However, they also play an important role in helping to control beetles, moths and other pests which often infest orchids and gardens.
In general, wasps have a head, abdomen and thorax, two antenna and six legs. All wasp varieties have strong jaws to work on things like paper or mud when making their nests as well as to cut through cocoons. The yellow jacket wasps have wings which fold downwards like fans, while the mud daubing ones have wings which fold over each other. In addition, these insects have powerful stingers to inject their prey with venom.
Different Types of Wasps
There are social and solitary types of wasps. The social types have queens and often use paper or mud daubers to build their nests. Polistes wasps usually hang mud nests using little stems inside the corners of homes and other buildings. In general, the queen wasps lay a single egg inside each cell. Once the eggs hatch, those who are workers will feed the grubs as they stick their heads outside the cells in order to eat. The white faced hornets use paper to build nests with size that is large as soccer balls. Normally, the entire colony, except the queen, will die during hard frost.
The solitary wasps burrow underground inside cells that is made from clay. These wasps keep caterpillars and spiders inside their cells to lay eggs in their bodies. Potter wasps use clay to make little jugs about half inch in diameter and they would then keep living cankerworms inside to lay eggs in their bodies. The velvet wasps are white and red in color and they usually attack beehives to feed on bee larvae.
Pest Control Apollo PA – Tips to Control Wasps
Once you can get to the nest, it will be easy for you to control the wasps. If you place wasp traps in strategic areas, this will attract the insects away from the sensitive places like children playground, gardens or public parks.
You can apply residual insecticide at the entrance of nest to destroy it. The mini smoke generators are quite effective in destroying nest in areas like loft, shed or various indoor spaces. The residual dust will also destroy wasps when they are trying to re-enter the nests.
Another way to control wasps is to use wasp spray at the entrance of exposed nest in the evening hours. If you notice activity inside afterwards, you can repeat the spraying action at three day intervals to destroy all the wasps inside the nest.
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