At times, wasps can seem particularly vindictive. Everybody knows that when wasps sting, they can do so repeatedly. Many people have an extreme fear of the insects and there’s even a name for that fear (Spheksophobia). Contrary to popular belief, wasps only tend to bother humans when they’ve been bothered themselves. Most of the time, … Continue reading Do Wasps Sting Us for No Reason?
Even for those of us that don’t enjoy fall or winter, the colder temperatures bring one piece of good news for all: wasps slowly begin to disappear. Wasps have a complicated life cycle and their behavior changes in every season. They’re full of energy in spring and desperate to establish a colony and a nest. … Continue reading How Does Cold Weather Affect Wasps?
They’re a nightmare even at the best of times. Wasps ruin picnics, terrorize garden parties and cause problems all summer long. But have you ever noticed them getting worse in fall? You might think that with less food in the garden and less sugary drinks opened, that wasps would be less present. With the crisp … Continue reading Are Wasps More Aggressive in the Fall?
There are believed to be more than 100,000 different species of wasp. The most commons ones you’ll come across in the Ontario area are yellow jackets and hornets. Whatever the breed or their distinguishing habits, many of them will travel in swarms. This can be a big problem and in this post, we’ll explore whether … Continue reading Are Swarms of Wasps Dangerous?
The spring sunshine gets all of us excited for the summer ahead. Since you’ll undoubtedly be looking to spend more time in your backyard, you’ll be preparing it for hosting barbeques, doing some gardening and spending the long summer nights relaxing with your family. But there’s always the danger that wasps can ruin the fun. … Continue reading What is Bringing Wasps into Your Backyard?
The wasp is a predator that can sting continuously without injury. Bees, however, are non-aggressive, shorter and fatter, love hanging around flowers, and live in hives. Hornets build joint nests by eating up and chewing wood till they become a paper pulp. Like the wasps, they also display a form of aggression when disturbed by … Continue reading Niagara Pest Control: Identifying The Difference Between Wasps, Bees, and Hornets
Summer is the best time to enjoy a picnic outdoors, but it’s also the time where one wasp suddenly seemed to turn in to a hundred disrupting a perfect day. You may be thinking that they raised some sort of alarm among them. We find ourselves in many situations where the only plausible answer is … Continue reading How Wasps Communicate with Each Other
Dogs are naturally inquisitive and enjoy chasing anything that moves, including insects. For most dog owners, this is not really an issue, but the problem comes when your dog catches certain insects. A butterfly, moth or ant won’t do any harm, but a wasp sting can have serious consequences for your dog. The venom in … Continue reading Niagara Wasp Control – How to Treat Your Dog for Wasp Stings
Do Wasps Bite or Sting? Wasps are very defensive and their sting can be deadly for some people. Most wasps are predators and feed on other insects. Wasps usually sting humans but will also bite people if they feel threatened. The aerial nesters and the yellow jacket will guard their territory by stinging and biting. … Continue reading Do Wasps Bite or Sting?
Wreaking havoc wherever they fly, they pester children playing outside and sting innocent bystanders whenever the chance arises. You already know which infuriating summer pest we’re talking about, right? Wasps. Wouldn’t every gorgeous sunny day be better without them? Imagine a world where we could enjoy our time with friends, family and the local … Continue reading Wasp Control Trivia: Do These Insects Pollinate?