Wasps can be easily mistaken for bees or hornets. They all have similar black and yellow markings, but wasps have a longer body and a more defined head and abdomen than bees but are smaller in size than hornets. If you notice more sightings of wasps especially occurring in the spring or summertime then it is likely a nest is residing close-by. Below are some signs of a wasp nest and how we can help.
First things First: Try to locate where their source is. If you can, safely follow their flight path and see if there is a reoccurring spot they are coming from or protecting. Their hives start out very small, usually the size of a golf ball but can quickly grow to around the size of a football. The nests are usually built in sheltered spots with easy access. Some common areas for wasp nests are in wall cavities, roof spaces, bird boxes, sheds or garages. Wasp nests are built with a mix of chewed wood pulp and saliva so it can look like a swirl of textured paper and can be very camouflaged.
The next necessary step is a safe removal. If you have confirmed there is a nest in your surroundings, do not attempt to remove yourself. Female wasps can sting repeatedly when feel threated and a mature nest can house thousands of wasps. The treatment of a beehive and wasp removal differs greatly. Bees are endangered and more crucial for the environment, so will only be removed if in a high trafficked area and a big threat to people. Wasps can be more aggressive and need to quickly be taken care of.
We Save Bees are prepared to safely rid you and your property of any nest or hive quickly, so give us a call before buzzing out of control!