We are seeing an increase in the amount of wasps this year in East Texas. Wasps can put a huge damper on your children’s outdoor activities, and take the fun out of your summer. Taking on a wasp nest can be risky if you do not know what you are doing. No two situations are exactly the same, and sometimes there are other steps that you may need to take after treatment to avoid new nests being built. One of our pest control professionals are able to come to your home and discuss options with you after they perform the right treatment.
The Red Wasp, a species of paper wasp, builds its nest under overhangs and gathers in small colonies. It is generally not aggressive but can be provoked into defending its nest. This nest resembles a paper honeycomb.
Most of these are black and yellow some can be black and white. They can be identified by their distinctive markings, their occurrence in colonies, and a characteristic, rapid, side-to-side flight pattern. All females are capable of stinging. A typical Yellow Jacket worker is about ½ inch long, the queen is larger. Workers are sometime confused with Honey Bees. Yellow Jackets are not covered with hair like Honey Bees. These species have lance-like stingers with barbs and will sting repeatedly. Yellow Jackets nests usually last for only one season, dying off in winter. The nest is stated by a single queen. The nest can reach the size of a basketball by the end of a season. Nests that survive multiple seasons become massive and often possess multiple egg-laying queens.