|Everything About Wasps|
Slender body with a narrow waist.
Two pairs of wings (appear as one).
Brightly colored, often yellow and black.
Nesting Places: Trees, burrows, eaves, inside homes.
Distribution: Worldwide, except polar regions.
Adult Wasps: Nectar
Larvae: Insects and spiders.
|Behavior||Communicate using pheromones for food or danger alerts.|
Contains essential sensory organs and mouthparts.
To address a wasp issue, routinely inspect your property for nests, especially under eaves, ledges, and other sheltered areas. Keep food sources covered and minimize sweet attractions. Ensure potential nesting spots, like ground holes or burrows, are limited.
If the wasp problem persists or is substantial, consider seeking professional Wasp Control services. These specialists offer precise and efficient solutions, guaranteeing immediate mitigation and prevention of subsequent invasions.
Canada is home to a diverse range of wasp species due to its vast geographical expanse and varied climates. Here are some of the most common types of wasps you might encounter in Canada:
|Characteristics of Wasps|
|Size||Varies by species; typically between 10-30 mm in length.|
|Color||Varies by species; can be black, brown, yellow, or metallic green.|
|Nest||Builds nests made of paper-like material, often found in trees, shrubs, or under eaves.|
|Diet||Primarily carnivorous, feeding on insects, spiders, and other small creatures. Some species also feed on nectar.|
|Behavior||Can be aggressive when defending their nests. Some species live in colonies with a social structure, while others are solitary.|
|Characteristics of Hornets|
|Size||Generally larger than other wasps, with some species reaching up to 2 inches (50 mm) in length.|
|Color||Typically brown or black with yellow or white markings. Their coloration can vary by species.|
|Nest||Builds large, papery nests, often in aerial locations like trees or the eaves of buildings.|
|Diet||Primarily carnivorous, feeding on insects and other arthropods. Adults may also consume nectar.|
|Behavior||Can be aggressive when their nests are threatened. They are social insects that live in colonies with a well-defined caste system.|
Limit Potential Nesting Spots: Trim trees and shrubs to reduce sheltered nesting spots. Fill any ground holes or burrows.
Use Natural Repellents: Plant wasp-repelling plants like wormwood, eucalyptus, and mint. Use essential oils like peppermint or citronella in diffusers or sprays.
Install Wasp Traps: Use commercially available wasp traps or make homemade ones using sugary solutions.
Wasps and bees both belong to the Hymenoptera order, but they have distinct differences. Bees tend to have rounder and fuzzier bodies, while wasps have a more slender shape with a smooth surface. Additionally, bees are primarily herbivores, feeding on nectar and pollen, while many wasps are carnivores or omnivores. Wasps can also be more aggressive than bees, especially when their nest is threatened.
Wasp nests are often made from a papery substance which they produce by chewing wood mixed with saliva. These nests can be found hanging from trees, under eaves, or in other sheltered areas. Bee nests, particularly honeybee hives, are made from beeswax and tend to be more structured with hexagonal cells. Honeybee hives are often in cavities or specially designed hives, while other bees might burrow into the ground or use hollow stems.