Wasps are an insect that can sting you, but can be protected from by your Broken Arrow pest control company. Every year we get multiple calls for wasps that are building nests in places that are inconvenient for our customers. These nests are found on porches or under eaves, where children are playing or barbecues may be happening. While these wasps are important pollinators in the ecosystem, if they find themselves in a place like this, they can become a pest quite quickly. So in this article let us take a good hard look at wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from these stinging insects.
WASPS AS POLLINATORS AND BROKEN ARROW PEST CONTROL
Wasps play an important part in our ecosystem. When they are in their young stages, they need a lot of protein in order to develop the structures that are going to be required to be an adult. This means that the female wasp, when she’s laying her eggs, will hunt for food. She will use her stinger to paralyze insects, such as spiders and grubs, and then carry them back to her nest. Here she will put them in a cell and then lay an egg on top of the paralyzed insects and seal it up. This way, when the egg hatches and the lava emerges, they can feed upon these paralyzed insects, giving them the protein that they need.
But as an adult, these wasps don’t need anywhere near the amount of protein that they do when they’re young. They have much more work to do and therefore need a lot more energy. Natures answer for this are carbohydrates. And the best place to find carbohydrates is in the nectar of flowers and blossoms. So as wasps feed upon the nectar in these flowers, they will pick up some of the pollen from the plant. They fly to the next blossom, and cross pollinate that blossom giving the plant the ability to reproduce. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information about this.
WASPS AS PESTS
While they can do a lot of good for a ecosystem, when wasps find themselves in a place that comes in contact with us, they can become a pest. In most cases, if you see a wasp flying through your yard it’s not a big issue. They’re probably looking for blossoms or hunting for insects. If you come in contact with it, it will likely fly away and not try to take you on in a fight. But the nests of wasps are a whole other matter. Wasps will vehemently protect their nest with their stingers. If you come in contact with a wasp nest then it’s time to contact a Broken Arrow pest control expert that can help. Check out our reviews!
If you’re having issues with wasps or any other insects, then it is time to call a Broken Arrow pest control expert for help. Here at TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with wasps, or any other stinging insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!