Wasp and wasp’s nest
Wasp and wasp nest
The Wasp is a common insect that is widespread all over the world. It is identified very well and few people can boast of not fearing its attack. Having a wasp nest under your roof or in a tree in the garden is not safe. The fear of a massive attack is justified, since everyone knows that wasp bites can be very dangerous for humans.
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|English name||Yellowjackets, Hornet|
|Latin name||Vespula, Vespa, Dolichovespula|
Appearance of the insect
The wasp is a flying insect. It is not very hairy in comparison with the bee and the bumblebee. Its body is black and adorned with yellow or white stripes.
The wasp has two pairs of wings, one smaller than the other. She also has three pairs of legs that really don’t have a specialty. Its abdomen ends, in the queen by the laying organ, while the workers carry a sting.
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Wasps are social insects and live in colonies. These include some future queens (fertilized females), workers and some males, at certain times of the year.
Each winter, colony members die, with the exception of young queens who hibernate until spring to establish new colonies.
The fertilized queen rarely uses an ancient nest.
She will choose a place near a tree or near the houses or even on the foundations of the houses.
They then become troublesome: if they are disturbed, they will not hesitate to sting to defend their new territory and protect their nest.
The wasp’s nest is formed
The wasp raises the first workers on their own. She makes a few cells from a nest to lay her eggs, which will hatch after a few days. She was very busy until the first workers took over after her after about twenty days.
The first generation of worker wasps enlarged the nest and carried out all the construction work. Meanwhile, the Queen takes care of the laying
The wasp nest grows throughout the summer. Towards the end of the summer, the workers enlarge the size of the alveoli to house the unborn males.
Isp’s nest starting to take up too much space? Is it buzzing all over the place?
Note that some wasps are more solitary and only beat very small nests, this st the case of the black wasp.
What do they feed on?
Wasps are first predators for other insects. They attack insects smaller than themselves. Wasps also forage flowers of all kinds to take advantage of the dose of energy that the nectar of flowers brings them. They then find many midges that forage in the same way.
Workers must feed males and future queens. Mating takes place at the end of summer, and only a certain number of queens will survive the winter. The old queen, workers and males die in the fall.
Just like the bee, the wasp is very useful for the environment since it participates in the pollination of flowers. The workers sting, while the male does not sting. Unlike the bee, the wasp does not lose its sting after stinging.
In case of a sting: apply ice. If there is a reaction because of their venom (difficulty breathing, fever or other) go to the emergency room of a hospital, as it is possible that he has an allergy to the wasp sting.
The video that speaks
Wasps settle here in the walls by a chantepleure
Mr. Gagnon, Laval:
I noticed that wasps were coming under my veranda, so I called Animal Alert, an exterminator in Montreal. Mr. René Gélinas secured me a lot on the phone. He advised me not to block the entrance where the wasps were circulating because there was a risk of finding them inside the house. When he arrived, he checked and then dealt with my problem. I’m very happy with that. Thank you again, Mr. Gélinas.
Ms Sophie Lamarche, Montreal:
I could hear funny noises in the corner of my room on the second floor. It looked like continuous cracking, like adding milk to puffed rice cereal. I called René the exterminator and he came on the spot. Thank you so much for your team.
Here are some pictures that the technician took in my attic after and before.