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LIFE CYCLE OF WASP

WASP LIFE CYCLE

It is important to understand the life cycle of the wasp in order to successfully get rid of them. For convenience, the wasp life cycle can be divided into four stages.

LIFE CYCLE OF WASP

Hibernation

The first stage of the life cycle is hibernation. During the winter month the wasp colonies die of because of starvation not due to cold temperature due to lack of food. Only sexually mated queens over winter by hibernating. When the temperature climbs up about 10°C  Overwintering queen wasps emerge from hibernation .The queen builds a basic wood fibre nest about the size of walnut . she starts laying egg in each chamber.

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After awaking from hibernation queen looks for food to feed herself , at the same time she has to find a suitable place to build up the nest.In order to start up her nest she will scrap wood from tress ,decking ,garden furniture and flowers with her powerful jaws. She mixes it with her saliva to form sticky cellulose . First of all she makes the petiole or stalk for the attachment of hexagonal cell .she repeats the same pattern and construct the familiar hexagonal shape. She lays egg in each one hexagonal section and uses the stored sperm of winter to fertilize the eggs. She normaly  has enough sperm to fertilize the eggs without the need of repeated mating with a male wasp.

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when the sufficient number of wasp hatch our the Colony growth really speeds up.The wasp then take over the duties of queen. The worker wasps undertake a complex series of following  tasks.

  1. Younger worker wasps keep the nest clean by carrying away the garbage( detritus).
  2. Find water which they deposit on the outside of the nest to keep the nest cool.
  3. Fan the water to help evaporate it to aid cooling.Find wood for nest building.
  4. Hunt for insects  to feed the grubs in the nest.
  5. The grubs in return feed the worker wasps with sweet sugary liquid.
  6. Work in the nursery helping newly hatched adults to emerge.
  7. Guard the nest.
  8. spread the orders of the queen to each other and tend to her needs.

Procreation

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WASP HIVE HANGING IN THE SOFFIT AREA

AT the end of Summer season the queens is not having enough sperm to fertilize all the eggs. So she decides what eggs she will go fertilize and which one she will leave unfertilize .The size of the wasp hive has expanded considerably.The fertilize eggs will be the future queens or worker and the unfertilized eggs will turn in to drones or male wasps.Once the new queens have mated, they fly off to find shelter in a bid to survive until the next spring. The mated queens do not return to their old nest.

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Updated: December 2, 2013 — 1:27 am

Controlling Wasps Bees Hornets Around Your Home

Wasps Bees Hornets

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There are many different ways to facilitate wasp control at home. All it takes is your time and effort to drive these little pests away, although you might have to spend some extra dollars for pesticides and pest control assistance. It’s important to remember, Wasp encounters can be painful, even life-threatening, for a few highly sensitive people. Yet being a part of the plant pollination cycle, they are also pest predators, meaning they can do you some good to have them around.
You can use following  quick tips how to  keep the local wasp,Bees and Hornet community down near your home and living area.

SANITATION

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Wasps Bees Hornets may be the biggest problems in homes and yards that provide plenty of food—dropped fruit, exposed garbage, open recycling bins, etc., so sanitation may help avoid problems.Garbage and yard waste are attractants to wasps. Wasps Bees Hornets can eat the left over food in the garbage and then make a nest in the compost or yard waste pile. Make sure your garbage bags are in tightly sealed garbage bins and that your yard waste or compost bile are away from the house. Next step will be cleaning up your kitchen too. Do not let your kids just eat fruits and let them fall on the floor and nobody will pick it up and throw it on the bin. Chances are wasps will be coming right to the fruit and eat it.

 OVERLY AROMATIC
Try to avoid putting anything overly aromatic near your windows or doors of the house, including pines or cedars. Wasps Bees Hornets enjoy them as much as we do and sometimes even make nests in them, so try to make sure your house has some decent distance from any really fragrant flowers or fruit producing trees.
CAULKING AND SEALING IN SPRING
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On the overhang of your roof, up inside the peak of the eves, or sometimes just right below the gutter, you will find wasps making themselves at home on your home. Wasps Bees Hornets enjoy places like this because they are warm, dark and often more moist then any where  near by You can use some simply caulking to close up an area’s like that in the spring.
OVER EATING OR SAD DEATH

This is an excellent old trick.Simply get a piece of fresh steak and hook it or tie it securely onto a piece of string so that it will not fall off or be easily untied. Then place the stringed strip of meat over the largest bowl of water you can find. You want it to be preferably very wide and at least 4 to 6 inches deep. The wasps will eat until their little bodies can’t take anymore and then fall off into the water and die. It’s a sad death, but it can help if you need to lower the numbers of wasps around your home.

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TRAPS

There are plenty of home  made and store bought traps available to help keep the wasp population in your area down. You can hang them from your roof away from any windows or door  and can also hang some in trees away from the garden or kids play area.
Call for Professional Help
If ever your wasp nest removal pursuit gets tougher, you can always seek for professional help. Call  IDEAL PEST CONROL LTD at 604-543-1457 to get rid of them.

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Updated: December 2, 2013 — 1:52 am

wasp hornet nest types and there control

wasp hornet nest types and their control

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Wasps and bees are beneficial insects, although they are generally considered to be pests because of their ability to sting. . They are beneficial because they prey on many insects, including caterpillars, flies, crickets, and other pests. Some wasps may become aggressive scavengers around human food and may be common around outdoor activities where food or drinks are served. Wasps & Hornets are dangerous. Some people are extremely sensitive to the protein material injected by these insects, and such people may become extremely ill or may even die as a result of being stung only once.
The first step in wasp hornet nest control is to correctly identify the insect and locate its nesting site.The best time of the year to control wasps hornet nest is in June after the queen has established her colony and while the colony is still small. But because nests are small, they are also harder to find. The best time of the day to control wasp nests is at night, when they are less active.
Exposed wasp hornet nest
Exposed wasp nests control
Wasp nests that are visible but are not near your home or areas of human activity do not need to be treated. If they are not disturbed, the wasps won’t bother you. Nests that are near human activity can pose a potential problem. If there is a concern about stings, you should eradicate the nest. Apply a ready-to-use aerosol “wasp and hornet spray” into the entrance of the nest during late evening according to label directions. If no activity is observed the next day, the nest has been successfully exterminated. If live wasps are still observed, repeat the treatment at three-day intervals until they are all dead.
Ground wasp hornet nest
Ground wasp nests control
When yellow jackets are found nesting in the ground, first try pouring a soap and water solution into the entrance. Many types of soap will work, including dish and laundry soap.If that doesn’t work, apply an insecticide into the nest opening. Be sure you use a product that is cleared for use in lawns or soil. Dusts are more effective than liquid insecticides because liquids do not always reach the nest. After you are sure all the wasps have been exterminated, cover the nest entrance with soil.
Concealed wasp hornet nest
Concealed wasp nests control
The most challenging wasp hornet nest to control are those that are concealed in voids behind walls or in attics. Often, the only evidence of the nest is wasps flying back and forth through a crack or hole in the home. Aerosol insecticides usually do not work very well against hidden nests. The best method is to apply a small amount of insecticidal dust (dusts are less commonly available in stores than aerosols; be sure any dust you plan to use is labelled for use in homes). You may need to drill small (about 1/8 inch) holes to deliver the insecticide into the wasp hornet nest area. If the product you are using does not have a built-in applicator, you can use a plastic container with a tube tip or spout, such as an empty liquid detergent bottle, to “puff” the product into the void.  Do not seal the nest entrance until you are sure all wasps are dead. Closing the nest too early can force survivors into your home. When the wasps are dead, seal the entrance with caulk or something similar to prevent a new wasp queen from using the same entrance to build a new nest next year.

Old wasp hornet nest

Old wasp nests control
Wasp nests found during winter or early spring are old nests from the previous summer. There are no live wasps in the nest; they have already left the nest or died inside it. The nest can be safely removed and disposed of if desired. Old nests are not reused by wasps, so there is no risk if one is left. However scavengers, such as carpet beetles, are attracted to an old nest and may become a nuisance if the nest is in your home.

Bumblebee nests

When a bumblebee nest is a nuisance, treat it with the same insecticides and methods as described for ground-nesting or concealed wasp nests.

If you would rather hire someone experienced to exterminate a wasp nest, talk to a reliable pest control service.

Call ideal pest control AT 604-543-1457 to eliminate them from your home and business

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Updated: November 29, 2013 — 5:20 am

WASP HORNET PREVENTION

WASP HORNET PREVENTION

Being stung by a bee or wasp is never fun, and for those with bee sting allergies it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, most bee stings are entirely avoidable. Bees, wasps, and hornets sting primarily to defend themselves, so the key to avoiding bee stings is to make sure the bees don’t feel threatened by you.
1. Don’t wear perfumes or colognes for wasp hornet prevention.
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In other words, don’t smell like a flower. Bees can detect and follow strong scents, and wearing perfumes or colognes will attract nectar-seeking bees and wasps from a distance. Once they find the source of the flower smell (you), they’re likely to investigate by landing on you or buzzing around your body.
2. Avoid wearing brightly colored clothing, especially floral prints for wasp hornet prevention..
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This goes along with #1 – don’t look like a flower, either. There’s a reason beekeepers wear white. If you’re wearing bright colors, you are just asking bees to land on you. Keep your outdoor wear limited to khaki, white, beige, or other light colors if you don’t want to attract bees.
3. Be careful what you eat outdoors for wasp hornet prevention. .
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Sugary foods and drinks will attract bees and wasps for sure. Before you take a sip of your soda, look inside the can or glass and make sure a wasp hasn’t gone in for a taste. Fruits also attract the stinging crowd, so pay attention when snacking on ripe fruits outdoors. Don’t leave your peach pits or orange peels sitting around.
4. Don’t walk barefoot for wasp hornet prevention..
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Bees may nectar on clover blossoms and other small flowers in your lawn, and some wasps make their nests in the ground. If you step on or near a bee, it’s going to try to protect itself and sting you. But if you’re wearing shoes, it’s only going to hurt itself, not you.
5. Try not to wear loose-fitting clothes for wasp hornet prevention..
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Bees and wasps might just find their way up your pant leg or into your shirt if you give them an easy opening. Once inside, they will be trapped against your skin. And what’s your first impulse when you feel something crawling around inside your clothing? You slap at it, right? That’s a recipe for disaster. Opt for clothing with tighter cuffs, and keep baggy shirts tucked in.
6. Stay still for wasp hornet prevention..
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If you’re afraid of bees and wasps, this may sound as reasonable as eating Jello® with chopsticks. But the worst thing you can do when a wasp flies around your head is swat at it. What would you do if someone took a swing at you? If a bee, wasp, or hornet comes near you, just take a deep breath and stay calm. It’s just trying to determine if you are a flower or some other item useful to it, and once it realizes you’re just a person, it will fly away.
7. Keep your car windows rolled up for wasp hornet prevention. .
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Bees and wasps have an uncanny knack for getting themselves trapped in cars, where they will buzz around in a panic trying to find a way out. If you’re driving the car at the time, this can certainly be a bit unsettling. But wasps and bees can’t get inside a car that’s closed up, so keep the windows rolled up whenever possible. If you do find yourself giving a ride to an unwanted stinging insect, pull over when it’s safe to do so and roll your windows down. Don’t try to swat at it while you are driving!
8. Rinse your garbage and recycling cans and keep lids on them.
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Wasps love empty soda and beer bottles, and will check out any food waste in your garbage, too. Don’t let food residue build up on your garbage cans. Rinse them well now and then, and always put tight-fitting lids on them to keep wasps away from your garbage. This can substantially cut down on the number of wasps hanging around your yard.
9. Don’t hang out in the flower garden for wasp hornet prevention..
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The chances of being stung while admiring the flowers are small, but if you’re really worried about bee stings, don’t hang out where the bees are most numerous. Bees spend most of their time and energy collecting nectar and pollen from flowers. Don’t get in their way. If you’re dead heading flowers or gathering them for an arrangement, keep an eye out for bees and wait until they’ve moved on to another flower.
10. Call a professional to have unwanted bees, wasps, or hornets removed.

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Updated: November 29, 2013 — 5:20 am

HORNET CONTROL

HORNET CONTROL

 

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 Types of Hornet

Hornets are the largest types of the commonly called yellow jackets or wasps. Most of these insects can be found in the continent of Asia and Europe and some were brought by eastern civilization to the northern part of America. The natural habitat conducive to hornets is the countries with warm climate and/or even tropical. That is the reason why hornets from non-tropical countries are smaller than those from the tropical countries because their growth is affected by habitat. The knowledge of Hornet control is related to the kind of Hornets.There are only three kinds of hornets which are named based on their physical appearances and the continents where they are abundantly found, namely;

  1. Bald-faced Hornets 
  2. European Hornets:
  3. Asian Giant Hornets

In every hive or every colony of these insects, there are also three types of hornets;

  •  Queen
  • Workers
  • Drones.

The Queen
The identification of queen in important for Hornet control.These are the most fertile female hornets which usually measures as the largest hornets in a colony. The queen never does anything but lay eggs to produce more hornets.
The Workers 
These are the hornets which look for foods for their queen and their young ones. Some of them are infertile female hornets and some are males. Their main responsibility is to keep the queen alive by providing food and being the guard of their hive.
The Drones 
all of the drones are males which are born from any unfertilized eggs. And since the eggs which they came from are unfertilized, they are born without stings. They too find foods for the young ones as well as the queen but they are in-charge of the construction of their hive.
The Different Kinds of Hornets 
 Bald-faced Hornets 

These kinds of hornets are commonly found in North America. Obviously, it has a bald-looking face because it is whitish in color. These kinds of hornets are not really a hornet in nature. They can be classified as wasps or yellow jackets. The term hornet has been used colloquially. And as they are abundant in America, their nests are exposed which can be seen anywhere. Therefore, instead of calling them by their own nature, they are called hornets with bald faces.
European Hornets: 
European hornets are commonly called as “hornets” which is also the largest among the European wasps. Their queen measures, at least 26 mm but not more than 36 mm in length. The workers as well as the males are usually smaller than their queen. Their wings are red-orange and yellow-striped abdomen with deeply indented eyes. They are normally larger than wasps but a bit smaller than the Asian hornets.
Asian Giant Hornets: 
Now, this is the species of the largest hornets in the whole world. They are also called the Japanese hornets as they are abundant in Japan but they are often referred to as the “yak-killer” hornets. Being the Giant hornets, their queens will measure 52 mm to 56 mm in length with wings to reach 80 mm. The male and the workers will reach up to 50 mm, which is 2 inches in length.

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Updated: December 2, 2013 — 1:58 am

Types of Hornet

Types of Hornet

 

Hornets are the largest types of the commonly called yellow jackets or wasps. Most of these insects can be found in the continent of Asia and Europe and some were brought by eastern civilization to the northern part of America. The natural habitat conducive is the countries with warm climate and/or even tropical. That is the reason why hornets from non-tropical countries are smaller than those from the tropical countries because their growth is affected by habitat. There are only three kinds which are named based on their physical appearances and the continents where they are abundantly found, namely;
  1. Bald-faced 
  2. European 
  3. Asian Giant 

In every hive or every colony of these insects, there are also three types of hornets;

  •  Queen
  • Workers
  • Drones.

The Queen

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these are the most fertile female hornets which usually measures as the largest hornets in a colony. The queen never does anything but lay eggs to produce more hornets.
The Workers

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these are the one who look for foods for their queen and their young ones. Some of them are infertile female hornets and some are males. Their main responsibility is to keep the queen alive by providing food and being the guard of their hive.
The Drones

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all of the drones are males which are born from any unfertilized eggs. And since the eggs which they came from are unfertilized, they are born without stings. They too find foods for the young ones as well as the queen but they are in-charge of the construction of their hive.

The Different Kinds of Hornets 

 Bald-faced Hornets 

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These kinds of hornets are commonly found in North America. Obviously, it has a bald-looking face because it is whitish in color. These kinds of hornets are not really a hornet in nature. They can be classified as wasps or yellow jackets. The term hornet has been used colloquially. And as they are abundant in America, their nests are exposed which can be seen anywhere. Therefore, instead of calling them by their own nature, they are called hornets with bald faces.

European Hornets: 

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These  are commonly called as “hornets” which is also the largest among the European wasps. Their queen measures, at least 26 mm but not more than 36 mm in length. The workers as well as the males are usually smaller than their queen. Their wings are red-orange and yellow-striped abdomen with deeply indented eyes. They are normally larger than wasps but a bit smaller than the Asian one.

Asian Giant Hornets: 

Now, this is the species of the largest hornets in the whole world. They are also called the Japanese hornets as they are abundant in Japan but they are often referred to as the “yak-killer” . Being the Giant hornets, their queens will measure 52 mm to 56 mm in length with wings to reach 80 mm. The male and the workers will reach up to 50 mm, which is 2 inches in length.

If you want to get rid of them call IDEAL PEST CONTROL AT 604-543-1457

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Updated: December 2, 2013 — 1:28 am
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