Wasp Control Vancouver BC

wasp control Vancouver BC

Nuisance by Wasps and Hornets can become a huge challenge for the People of Vancouver during summer season, although these flying insects are remarkably useful but their stings might lead to life threatening situations especially for the people who are allergenic to venom.

Wasps and bee are considered as pests due to stinging although these insects have some advantages as often they consume other insects. Wasps especially cause trouble in autumn season when disturbed.

The common wasp species are:

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Paper wasps

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Polistes wasps

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Yellow jackets:

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Wasps & Bees -- Facts


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Usually wasps have thin waist, lean body, tubular legs with flat shiny skin. Baldfaced hornets, paper wasps, yellow jackets are common types of wasps noticed. Bees are hairy & have vigorous body as compared to wasps, with rear trampled legs to accumulate pollen. Bees are also very vital fertilizers, fertilization is important for vegetables, fruits and several other ornamentals. Native prairie plants are also pollinated by Bumblebees.

Food preferences

Wasps hunt arthropods and other insects to nourish their litters, which grow in the nest. Wasps are handy in away as they prey on several insects like flies, caterpillars, crickets and other bugs. Wasps alter their food collecting concerns in late summer as queens stop laying eggs and degeneration of the nests starts. They feel happier to accumulate sweets and other carbohydrates. Some types of wasps are high offenders of human food and often spotted around outdoor events especially around the areas where food and drink are served. Typically, Bees only rely on pollen and nectar from flowers.

Nesting areas:

Paper wasps, baldfaced hornets and Yellowjackets wasps use papery pulp consist of munched-up-wood grains assorted with saliva. Baldfaced hornet and Yellowjacket shells are composed of a chain of curvy rakes slanted in the tiers. These combs are then protected by a wrapper prepared using various pulp layers. Paper wasps is type of wasps which build just one comb deprived of any shielding. Often these creatures are called as umbrella wasps just due to the structure of nest they develop. Usually Baldfaced hornets and Yelowjackets wasps like to develop their nests in silent low traffic areas, isolated places, but in urban areas this can be a conflict.

Often Yellowjackets develop their nests underground in old rodent dens or other cracks, they also like to establish their nests, under eaves, shrubs, in trees & inside wall vacuums and attics. While Baldfaced hornets often noticed nesting under eaves, adjacent to the sides of the construction & even under open trees.
Another common type of wasps, Paper wasps love to nest under flat structures usually discovered on branches, garrets, cowsheds, girder, sheds, and other resembling areas. Honey bees develop a sequence of plumb honey combs built of wax. Often their colonies are noticed quite irritating, but they rarely nest in vacuums under the building walls, hollows in the larger trees or other covered areas. Bumblebees develop their nests in old mice dens & other safe sites. Bumblebees are alike honey bees develop cells of wax.

Life Span of wasps & bees

Bumblebees and wasps develop temporary colonies annually which endures for only one year, the colony wipe out in the fall leaving only newly yield queens. These queens search out for hibernating areas such as under siding, or tile, in moldy logs & in the small void areas, where they feel safe. As the temperature rises these queens become vigorous and start searching nesting areas to build new nests. They don’t like recycling old nests.
Honey bees are perpetual insects. They can live more than one year with fellows. As temperatures approach about 57o F these honey bees develop a cluster which gets denser as the temperature starts decreasing. Inside the cluster enough heat is generated by these Honey bees when consuming honey so it does not freeze. A solid colony can resist low temperatures down to -30o F as long honey exist inside.

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Wasp and bee bite

In order to protect colony and themselves, wasps and bees can bite. Wasps and bees inject protein venom that results in tenderness and other consequences. Wasps and bumblebees remove their stinger without damaging themselves so they can sting more than once. If you are stung by a wasp or bumblebee, the stinger is not left in your peel.
In rare cases severe adverse reactions were caused by the stings of wasps and bee but often people have experienced slight reactions. Slight reactions approximately last up to a week, most common slight reactions are itching, redness, inflammation etc. Adverse reactions involve swelling, rash, and stomach disruptions. Although these severe reactions can be treated easily and do not cause life-threatening situation. It’s very rare that a person can face a life-threatening situation due to wasp or bee sting. If there is systemic allergic reaction, then immediate medical attention is suggested. This type of reaction can cause severe swelling, difficulty breathing, fainting, blockage in throat etc. Systemic allergic reactions must not be overlooked and consulted to a physician immediately.

Wasp nest removal Vancouver BC

Very first step while controlling wasps or bee is to closely examining & discovering their nesting areas. Alpine Pest Control Ltd. has highly trained & experienced technicians for this type of jobs. Call us anytime if you need any help about wasp nest removal in Vancouver BC. Here are some tips you can follow when it comes to wasps and bees.

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A great time for controlling wasps is early summer as the queen has just developed her colony and it is fairly small, hence these colonies are tiny so they are very difficult to locate. Wasps are not so active at night so this can be a good time to remove these nests. A wasp nest should not be sealed if there are living wasps inside. Wasps find it hard to fly as temperature gets below 50o F. If you cannot find a nest until fall, then there is no need to search as low temperatures will demolish their colony.
Wasps never bother human until disturbed, if there are wasps nest noticed away from the home most likely they will not bother human activity, typically there is no need to treat them. If nests are found near the home or busy areas near the home, then they can cause problems, these nests should be eliminated to protect your family from wasp stings.

This can be a very critical situation when nests are developed in attics or hidden areas behind the walls, removing these types of nests is a very tricky job. One of the symptoms you might discover is that wasps will keep hovering back and forth in the home through cracks or holes. Before spraying any insecticides, insecticidal dust or other type of chemical consultation with Pest Control Professionals is recommended as it can cause potential health problems. Ideally this situation must be treated by trained professional. At Alpine Pest Control our experts are available to help 7 days a week, just when you need wasp nest removal.

Wasps and outdoor events

Yellowjackets wasps become very active in late summer and fall, these annoying wasps can cause severe damage while nesting near high movement locations. They can highly effect outdoor activities especially food service areas. If the nesting areas are located away from your home, avoiding wasps is probably a good idea, don’t try to go near the nesting areas.
Removing wasps nest is not a DIY project and must be handled by the Experts. At Alpine Pest Control Ltd, our professionals have the right tools and expertise to handle this job at affordable rates. Call us any time, our experts are available 7 days a week.