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Some Wasps Will Attack Bees to Get Honey

Guess Who Also Watches out for Wasps?
Guess Who Also Watches out for Wasps?

People aren’t the only ones who have to watch out for wasps and their painful stings. These pests have also been known to go after honey bee hives in order to get at the honey inside. In fact, bee keepers have to take extra precautions to protect their hives from these aggressive wasps.

Wasp Habits

Some species of wasps, including yellow jackets, multiply their numbers in the fall when the queen mates and then finds a safe place to spend the winter. The workers of the colony continue to buzz around searching for food and maintaining their nest until they die off during a hard freeze. As food gets scarce, these wasps develop an attitude and get desperate enough to invade beehives.

Wasp Prevention

Whether you’re a bee keeper or not, you don’t want to have these autumn wasps around your yard or home. They can be aggressive while looking for food, making them more likely to sting you. Since wasps can attack in numbers and sting more than once, it’s important to have Tom’s River pest control experts handle any infestations you have. They can do it safely, so you don’t have to worry about getting stung.

Don’t let wasps take over your yard. Contact Allison Pest Control, and our Tom’s River pest control professionals will get rid of them for you.

Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets Part One – What does a Wasp Look Like?

Wasps Can Be a Menace to Your Home
Wasps Can Be a Menace to Your Home

Stinging insects keep our Monmouth County pest control professionals busy during summer. While many bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets have stingers, some of these species are capable of delivering stings that are much more powerful and painful than others.

How can you tell what kind of stinging pest you have on your property? We’ll help you learn the difference between hornets, paper wasps and yellow jackets. Let’s start off with how to identify wasps.

Physical Appearance

Unlike bee species, Paper wasps have thin bodies with no hair. They also have a stinger that does not fall off. Instead, paper wasps can deliver multiple stings at a time.

Nesting Habits

Paper wasps build nests under eaves and in other areas that provide them with some protection. These open paper nests typically resemble an umbrella. Paper wasps have colonies that normally consist of less than 100 insects, which is smaller than hornet and yellow jacket colonies.

Diet

Paper wasps feed on live insects. Unlike yellow jackets and some bee species, they are not drawn to sweet foods and drinks that people leave outside. While this makes them less of a nuisance to those who are outside, these insects can still sting when provoked or threatened.

If you have stinging wasps on your property, our Monmouth County pest control experts are here to help. Contact Allison Pest Control for safe and effective wasp removal.

How to Prevent a Wasp Attack

Afraid a Wasp Infestation May Be Occurring? We Can Help!
Afraid a Wasp Infestation May Be Occurring? We Can Help!

Wasps are one of the most dreaded pests to have on your property. Some species swarm when they attack, resulting in dozens of painful stings. It’s important to lower your risk of wasp attacks by doing the following.

• Don’t wear anything scented. Wasps are sometimes drawn to the smell of perfume, lotion, soap or cologne. When you’re going to be in a place where wasps are likely, skip the scented products.

• Watch for nests. Some wasps have nests in the ground, making them hard to spot. Stay away from areas in the ground where you see them flying in and out, since it usually means there’s a nest nearby. Wasps will sting when their nests are disturbed.

• Stay calm. If a wasp lands on you, remain calm until it leaves. If you’re too nervous to do that, gently move it away with some paper.

• Keep your shoes on. Don’t walk barefoot in patches of clover or areas with ground cover that is in bloom.

• This summer, keep these tips in mind anytime you’re outdoors, whether it’s in your yard or at a local park. Wasps are a common problem that our NJ pest control professionals deal with all the time.

• Don’t take the risk of handling a wasp problem on your own. Let our NJ pest control experts take care of it instead. Call Allison Pest Control for safe and reliable wasp nest removals.