There are many types of wasps such as hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, and cicada killers. Collectively they can be identified by their slim bodies, pinched waist, slender legs, and shiny appearance. In comparison, bees are full bodied and hairy, giving them a fuzzy appearance.
There are two eating categories wasps can fall into; predatory or parasitic. Predatory wasps kill and eat other insects and animals which they will additionally feed to their larvae. Parasitic wasps use the bodies of living creatures such as caterpillars or spiders to host their larvae. The larvae will then feed on the living host.
Wasp can also be separated into two groups based on their habitats. There are social and solitary wasps. The social wasps live in colonies whereas the solitary wasps do not have a colonies and will leave their eggs to hatch alone.
There are a few reasons why wasps may be attracted into your home. They are often searching for a food source, nesting place, a place for hibernation, or came in by accident. Wasps inside the house can pose a serious threat through the potential for stinging as well as allergic reaction. Additionally, wasp nests can cause ceiling or wall damage.
Wasps can be dangerous when aggravated, therefore you should always call a professional. Our experts have the experience and training to handle your wasp situation by using the proper equipment and products. If you suspect that your home is infested with wasps, contact us today to set up an appointment for a free estimate as we work to eliminate wasps in your home.
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