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Wasps

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Wasps, in the order Hymenoptera, are generally 1 to 2 inches long, slender, narrow-waisted with long legs
  • Usually reddish-orange to brown or black in color
  • Smooth-skinned and shiny
  • Wasps can sting repeatedly and will often do so if they feel threatened or if they are defending their nest, unlike bees
  • Only attack humans when provoked
  • Only females have the ability to sting

Behavior and Habitat

Wasps are most common around a variety of structures. Most are social insects that live in colonies and they aggressively defend their nests by stinging.

Signs of Infestation

The nest and the wasps themselves are the most evident sign of infestation.

Tips for Prevention

Due to the health hazards associated with wasps, it is recommended to leave the treatment of wasp infestation to professional pest management companies, such as Hulett Environmental Services.

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