Wasps are an issue that you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can get rid of. Most people think that wasps are mostly found through the spring summer and fall times. But sometimes in the winter months, they can also find a way to your house. They are prolific pollinators, but can also be a terrible pest in the wrong place. Getting them away from your loved ones is of great importance especially if you or someone else that you know has an allergic reaction to their stings. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at wasps, their life cycle and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to protect your home and loved ones from them.


Wasps use a complete metamorphosis to develop from egg to adult. The female wasp will begin with mating with a male wasp. Then she will begin the process of creating life. The first thing she will do to begin is by creating a nest that she will start to lay her eggs it. Some wasp species are known as solitary wasps, and some are social wasps. The differences is in their nesting. Social wasps create a nest with multiple cells in it. Each cell can take one egg. When they hatch, there will be multiple wasps on the nest and flying around it. A solitary wasp will create one cell nests. An example of a solitary wasp is the mud dauber. A good example of a social wasp is the paper wasp.

After mating, the female will begin by creating her nest. If she’s a paper wasp she will start by chewing up plant material and creating a sort of paper by mixing with her saliva. From here, she will create the nest that her eggs will be laid in. The mud dauber on the other hand will go collect mud and begin creating its nest. Once she gets to the point, where a cell is created, then the female will go off to find some food for the egg and bring it back. 

Small spiders and grubs will be stung by her stinger paralyzing them. Then she will carry them back and place them insider a cell in her nest. She will lay an egg on top of the paralyzed and seal off the top of the cell. This is the last part that a female will take when it comes to the development of these new wasps. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with wasps.


Once the egg hatches inside the cell, it will begin to feed up on those paralyzed insect. After it get its fill, the larva will grow up to the point at which if will need to pupate. Normally insects will pupate by creating a cocoon much like a caterpillar when it becomes a butterfly. But in the case of the wasp, it already has the protective layer of the cell in a nest. The insect is developing into the adult that it needs to be. 

Once it comes out, the adult will break the cap off the top of the cell and emerge. Now it will dry off on the nest and then begin to fly to continue the drying process. At this point in his life, it will be very protective of the nest. If you get too close to the nest with these wasps flying around it, it’s likely that they will try to sting you. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with that.


Now the adults will fly off and begin their process of searching for a mate. The work of an adult wasp is very arduous. The adult wasp needs a lot of energy in order to do what it needs to do. In order to do this, it will feed upon nectar. This sugary substance gives it the energy it will  need to complete all the tasks that are necessary. Because it feeds on nectar, it will help plants by cross pollinating them. 

The flowering portion of these plants has a pistil or female part and a stamen, which is the male part. Pollen from the male part must be taken to other flowers and deposited into the pistil. Wasps as they go from flower to flower will pick up the pollen from one blossom and deposit it into the pistil of another. By this process, reproduction of plants will occur. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for more information.


How many cases, wasps can be left alone. Their role as a pollinator is very important for our ecosystem and therefore our survival. If you see a random wasp flying through the yard, it’s not a big deal. Just let it go. As long as you don’t corner it, it will not try to sting you. But if you have a wasp nest, close to where you are or where your family is, this can be a problem. 

In this case they become a pest and must be eliminated. Now it’s time to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help. They will have the proper clothing and attire to deal with this wasp nest without getting stung. They will use a special knockdown agent to kill the wasps in the nest and then use a long pole to knock it down. Be wary of doing this by yourself because you could get stung.

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

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