If you’re having an issue with wasps or any other insects, then it’s time to call your Broken Arrow pest control company today. Wasps are an insect we predominately deal with in the spring and summer months. But even though this is the case, wasps can still be a problem in the fall and winter as well. Many times I get calls about wasps in the winter months. But in this article let’s take a good hard look at wasps, what the life cycle consists of and how you and your Broken Arrow pest control company can stop them from bothering you.


There are essentially two different kinds of wasps. We have solitary wasps and social wasps. The difference between these wasps is how they build their nests. A solitary wasp will build a single celled nest with one egg in it. All wasps, regardless of their type, will build their nest, creating individual rooms within it. These rooms each house one egg. This room is known as a cell. The solitary wasp makes one cell in its nest. The the social wasp creates a nest with multiple cells in it. Because of this, there are multiple eggs each one housed in its own cell. When these eggs hatch, there are multiple wasps on the nest and flying around it, trying to dry off.

After a female wasp is ready to lay eggs, she will build her nest accordingly. When she’s built what she needs, she will go off in search of food for her young. This will consist of spiders and grubs that she will capture by stinging them with her stinger. This will apply a cocktail of neurotoxins to paralyze the small insect. After doing this, she will carry them and put them in a cell that she will lay an egg on top off. Finally, she will cap it off, leaving it ready to hatch and produce a new wasp. Contact your Broken Arrow pest control company for more information about wasps.


Once inside the cell, the egg will eventually hatch. A larva will emerge out of the egg and start to feed upon the paralyzed insects that’s found within the cell. As it does, the white larva will begin to grow. It will grow until it gets to a certain point when it will move into its pupa stage. When the caterpillar turns into a butterfly, it will cocoon itself in order to become the adult butterfly. This is the pupa stage of a butterfly. Much like this, the wasp will cocoon within the cell developing into the adult wasp. But it doesn’t need to create a protective covering because of its cell walls, it will still develop, and become the adult wasp that it needs to be. Once it does that, it will break through the top of the cell and emerge as an adult wasp.

At this point, the wasp will begin to dry off in the open air. It will flap its wings and move around on the top of the nest, preparing to leave. If it’s dry to a certain point, it will begin to fly around the nest to continue the drying process. And then once it completely dries, it will search for a blossom that it can feed from the nectar. While the adolescent wasp larva may need a lot of proteins in the form of paralyzed spiders and grubs, the adult wasp does not need to develop more structures. So because of this, it will need more energy to create the work that it needs to do. Sugary nectar from a nearby blossom is perfect for these insects. Contact you are Broken Arrow pest control company for help.


As these wasp goes from flower to flower, they will grab nectar, but also some pollen will attach itself to their feet. This pollen will be taken to the next blossom, where it will cross pollinate these flowers. This is an important part of what wasps do for our ecosystem. Because of this, it’s important that we not wipe out all wasps, only when they become a pest. A nest under the eaves of your roof or on a porch may be a problem, but the random wasp flying through your yard is not. It’s important that we not overdo it and try to take every wasp that we see as a danger.

Dealing with these insects as pests, means that you’ll need to call your broken pest-control company for help. While it is possible to knock down a wasp nest with a broomstick, this can cause a lot of angry wasps to come after you. Wasps are very aggressive, and will protect their nest if they feel they’re in danger. While their stingers are often used to collect food for their young, it is also a formidable weapon against predators. The sting of a wasp can leave a large welt and in some cases an allergic reaction. Because of this if you’re having allergic reaction, you may need to contact your local healthcare expert to make sure that everything‘s OK. Wasps, unlike honeybees can sting multiple times, so be wary. Your Broken Arrow pest control company can get rid of them for you.  


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

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