Wasps are an issue that you and your Tulsa pest control company can eliminate if you work together. This stinging insect finds a way into our homes and into our yards in an attempt to find a place to create their nests. Wasps are a necessary part of our ecosystem that allow plants and trees to survive. But when they are in a place where they are a nuisance, then it becomes a problem. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at bees and wasps, their life cycle, and what you and your Tulsa pest control company can do to protect yourselves, and your loved ones from the stinging insects. 


Wasps essentially come in two different types. They are social wasps, and there are solitary wasps. The type of wasp depends upon how many eggs they lay in their nest. Social wasps, much like the paper wasp, will have a nest with multiple cells in it. This means each cell is a small room that contains a single egg. Because of this, there are multiple eggs in the nest. A solitary wasp will have one cell with one egg in it. A mud dauber is a good example of a solitary wasp.

When the female wasp comes into adulthood, and it’s time for her to reproduce, she will mate with a male. Then she will go off and seek to build her nest. Paper wasp chew up plant material in order to make the paper necessary to build her nest. The mud dauber will collect mud and build her nest with mud. Once they have built each cell, they will go off and use their stinger to paralyze small grubs and spiders, and bring them back and place them inside the cell. Then she will lay her egg on top of the paralyzed insect and seal off the cell. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help with wasps or bees.


Once the egg hatches, a larva will emerge. This larva will feed upon the paralyzed insect until it will grow to the point at which it needs to pupate. The pupa form is when an insect creates a cocoon around itself in order to develop into a full grown adult. The wasp is already in a protective cell, so it doesn’t need to create any form of cocoon. It will start to develop the structures such as wings and legs in order to move from its larva stage to the adult. Once the pupated wasp has developed all the structures, it will break through the top of the cell and emerge as an adult wasp. It will dry off and then go on to reproduce for itself. Contact your Tulsa pest control company for help.


If you’re having issues with wasps, or any other stinging insects, then it’s time to contact a Tulsa pest control company that can help. Here is TermMax pest control, we are the best in the business will come to dealing with wasps, bees, or any other pests. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Coweta, Claremore, Catoosa, Owasso, Turley, Bixby, Jenks and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. Check out our reviews here. We’re here to help!

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