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Everyone desires a safe and healthy surrounding without the intervention of any harmful pests. Wasps are common pests that are a threat to your children, friends, pets and you too. Irritating with their buzzing sounds these Wasps, nest in the rafters, under eaves and ledges and also wall cavities of your house. These little flying beasts are aggressive predators capable of giving painful stings. Apart from preying on other small insects for food, wasps munch on human foods, opting for protein-rich foods during spring and summer while sweet foods during the fall. The little devils also damage the structural integrity of your home and most people even die because of the allergic reaction to venom by their sting which makes it all the more necessary to be considered.
Life Cycle of Wasps
In order to manage wasps, it is inevitable to understand their life cycle as wasps behave diversely depending on the time of the year. The colonies cannot sustain cold winter months and warm winters due to lack of food. Out of 4,500 queens, about 2 survive to build a successful nest.
Around Easter, during the spring time, they begin to form their colony and are busy managing food for themselves and a suitable location. They build their nest by stripping wood and chewing it making it into a paste. The procedure of laying eggs, feeding larvae continues while they are building. An adult wasp feeds on sweet nectar while the growing larvae need protein to survive and hence the queen brings back other insects to feed them. Once the larvae mature, they take the responsibility to feed and build the nest while the queen is busy growing her colony which substantially grows in size.
Common Wasps Found In Australia
There might be around hundreds of species of wasps out of which a few are regarded as pests. There are a few of such wasps too who do not sting. Identifying their habits, appearance and life cycle can help us control them and eradicate them from our properties.
European Wasp and English Wasp
Known for their most painful stings, they prefer to nest in sheltered places with easy outlets such as lofts, garages, wall cavities, old rodent burrows, hollow trees and bushes.
Their colony may have up to 25,000 individual wasps comprising of queens and workers(sterile females) and males. Early autumn is the mating time while springtime is for laying eggs and building nests. Their diet is other insects and sweet foods. Wasps do not swarm and the nest dies during winter including all males and workers.
Also known as “umbrella wasps” pertaining to their nests which look alike umbrellas hanging upside down from eaves and overhangs. Their larger nests can cater 75 paper wasps including larvae and pupae within the calls. They feed on insects, especially caterpillars. When new queens are produced, they abandon the colony and seek shelter for winter while the rest may succumb to temperature elevations in late winters or early springs.
Notoriously aggressive they are responsible for the most number of stings. Their paper nests are tall and look like floors of a building which can harbour up to 3,000 wasps within. Adults consume nectar and sweets and the larvae are fed on insects. In late summers, their food supply declines and hence they aggressively scavenge on trash containers and picnickers. Some of them can sting repeatedly while the others lose their stingers while they sting.
These grey scale bald-faced ones build their basketball size papery nests hanging from trees and structures. Their small colonies contain up to 700 wasps. Contrast to them is the European hornet which is reddish brown and nests in attics and wall voids near the greenwood areas.
These solitary wasps are titled so pertaining to their nesting habits of constructing tubular nests of mud plastered on the exterior surfaces of structures. Their weird nests have spiders paralysed by their sting, serving as food for their larvae. They are brownish-black with nests about 2 inches long while the Organ Pipe Mud Dauber is black and can construct a nest which is a foot long and which resembles the pipes. Apart from these, there is also a Blue Mud Dauber which is shiny dark blue and lays its eggs in the nests of other mud daubers.
Largest wasp in the Midwest they are solitary species who nest in small burrows. The female hunts for cicada, then paralyze it and inside the burrow, she lays eggs on the cicada and covers the borrow with soil. The male guards the burrow while the larva consumes the paralyzed cicada.
Signs of Wasp Infestation
To locate the nest of the wasps, their returning flight path is to be monitored. They build the nest from chewing wood pulp which mixes along with their saliva giving their nests a papery look. Ideally built near easy exits, their nests can be found in wall cavities, roof spaces, bird boxes, sheds etc. It can be as small as a walnut and eventually can grow larger than the size of a football in some cases. It is ideal to treat at the earlier stage before the number increases.
Ways to control Wasp Infestation.
Fix Your Home
The tiny built allows the wasps to easily find their way into your homes even through cracks or holes. It is inevitable to seal all their entry places and eliminating anything in your property which attracts them. Approach Wasp control Perth service providers to treat wasp infestation.
Discard their food source
Wasps are tempted by a number of food and water sources. Hence, cover your garbage cans, pick off the fruits from your fruit trees and cover or drain the pools.
Get a Trap
Though they might not prove to be more effective but there are many different kinds of insect traps that can be tried.
The market sells many natural as well as chemical repellents and poisons to eradicate wasp nest. They should be prepared and used with caution after reading about the product thoroughly. Let Wasp Treatment Perth service providers do the needful.
The need to hire Professionals
This task of removing wasp nests is unpredictable and unsafe. Especially when the nest is large, located in a difficult location or you have allergies to stinging insects, you needn’t take things in your hand and best seek help from a professional. There are Wasp Control Services who can do justice with you wasp infestation.
They inspect, examine and provide preventive treatments to discard and keep away any kind of wasp infestations from your property.