Wasps can be eliminated by your Broken Arrow pest control company with quick and ease. We see wasps and their nests predominantly in the spring summer and fall months. But they can be an issue in the winter months as well if in the right circumstances. It is important that you understand wasps, where they’re staying and how they operate an order protect yourself and your family from these insects. 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 from these stinging insects.


Unlike honeybees, wasps can actually sting multiple times. They do not have any barbs on their stinger so they can remove the stinger and reuse it over and over and over again. This is because the female wasp actually uses her stinger to hunt. While adult wasps will feed off of nectar from flowers, the young need more protein in order to develop and build the structures they were required to grow into adulthood. 

Because of this, the female wasp will go hunting, using its stinger to sting small spiders and grubs, in order to paralyze them and take them with them. The sting of the wasp as a cocktail of neurotoxins that does this. Once it does this, the female will carry the paralyzed insects back to its nest and put them inside one of the cells. Then it will lay an egg on top of these insects and cap off the cell. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information.


When the egg hatches, a larva will emerge inside the cell. It will begin to consume the paralyzed insects in order to build up the structures that it needs to develop into a full grown adult. Once it finishes off these insects, it will continue to develop and enter the pupa stage. Normally, any other insect that is pupating requires building a cocoon, and then using it to develop into the full grown adult. The wasp is unique, in the fact that it has a nest cell that it can use as a cocoon. It will develop inside here and build the structures necessary to become a full grown adult. Afterwards, it will break through the cell cap and emerge as a full grown adult wasp, ready to go out into the world. Your Broken Arrow pest control company will have more information about these insects.


It’s important to know when to control wasps and when not to. Wasps are great pollinators and are effective and important for our ecosystem. So if a wasp is flying through your backyard, this is not the time to panic and get out your bug spray. He will simply fly through probably looking for a few flowers, and then move on. But a nest building wasp is another matter all together. Many wasps are very aggressive when you get near there their nest. These must be kept away from your family and loved ones. When you find this, it is time to call your Broken Arrow pest control company.

If you’re having issues with wasps, then its time to call your Broken Arrow pest control company. Here at TermMax Pest Control, we are the best in the business when it comes to dealing with bees, wasps or any other stinging insect. Check out our reviews. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Claremore, Catoosa, Jenks, Bixby, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for free a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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