Wasps or Hornets

Not everything that buzzes is a pest!Identify the differences between wasps, hornets and bees
Everything that buzzes around your garden is potentially a pollinator. These fascinating insects are incredibly useful; not just in the garden, but also in agriculture, with many crops dependent on pollination.
There are thousands of species of buzzing insects, and the majority are not classed as a pest. And while you might see headlines about the ‘murder hornet’ you’re almost definitely not going to see one in your back garden.
But Wasps and Hornets can be a real pest if left to their own devices. However, treating a wasp nest can be very dangerous. Wasps inside the nest will feel threatened and often become aggressive.
This could cause them to sting you and others as they defend their nest resulting in multiple stings. Unlike bees, wasps do not die after one sting, they can, and will, sting you quite a few times!
These two species are similar but you can tell them apart by their facial and thorax markings. Common wasps generally have an ‘anchor’ shaped black marking on the front of their face, while German wasps have either an incomplete version of this, or three distinctive black dots on yellow.
Both species are social and have a single queen who produces 3,000 to 8,000 workers. They make football-sized nests in the ground or in roofs and trees, which they abandon after the summer and don’t return to the following year.
Wasps will usually only attack a person if they feel threatened – and may call for back up! Wasps can emit a pheromone that sends nearby colony members into a defensive, stinging frenzy. Wasp stings are at best painful, and at worst fatal – they can send you into anaphylaxis, so please don’t try to remove them yourself. Call a professional Pest Control Service.
When you need effective pest control in the Wolverhampton, Walsall, Bilston or Dudley area, call Anti-Pest Pest Prevention Services Wolverhampton.Call us today on: 01902 755 094or go online: https://anti-pest.co.uk

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