You might not like this, but wasps are an important part of our ecosystem and their disappearance would bring about some grave consequences. Wasps are pollinators, and despite their persistent need for wasp control during the warmer months of the year, they play a vital role in pollination. There are countless campaigns to save the … Continue reading Wasps Are Pollinators – Not Just Pests
How many different species of wasps do you think there are? You might only identify them as wasps whose stings hurt, and the other wasps whose stings hurt an awful lot more. Scientists believe there are around 30,000 different species of wasp – and that’s only the ones they’ve managed to identify so far. So … Continue reading What is a Predatory Wasp?
In the peak of summer, their numbers are high and large swarms can be terrifying. It’s hard to believe that wasp season will ever end. They’re a constant frustration in the back yard and a nuisance at barbecues. When the temperatures start to drop though, wasps will become less common outdoors. They seek shelter for … Continue reading When Does Wasp Season End?
Wasps seem to be an almost constant enemy during the warm summer months. When they’re not disrupting barbeques in the yard and terrorizing small children that are playing, they’re ruining picnics in public parks and constantly irritating us. We’re glad when winter arrives and these annoying insects disappear for a few months, right? Sadly, that … Continue reading Can Wasps Nest in Your Home Over Winter?
When we spot wasps in the backyard, most of us will think of our own safety first. We know that wasps stings can be painful and that unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly. They release pheromones to signal danger to the rest of their colony. A single angry wasp can quickly turn into a dangerous … Continue reading Can Wasps Cause Damage to Your Home?
We’re all aware of the problems that wasps can cause. They create terror when they get inside our homes, ruin our barbeques and leave painful stings behind. When they gather together in a swarm, the situation becomes much more serious. And this is just the damage they can cause to us – wasp nests can … Continue reading Wasps Causing Problems in Parks Around Niagara Area
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?