Wasps, Yellow Jackets
Bees and wasps are generally beneficial insects as they pollinate flower and vegetable gardens and feed on other insect pests. However, when they nest in or near structures, control is usually warranted. Most species of bees and wasps are social insects and build nests containing sometimes thousands of individuals. Some nest inside walls or underground, while others build paper nests suspended from trees, shrubs, overhangs, in attics or in sheds. Wasps tend to be more aggressive as summer ends and will often find their way indoors.
How to get rid of Wasps?. To get your wasp problem, an inspection is the first and foremost step.
Wasps can be a real challenge to eliminate from your property. The key is to inspect all hidden areas that they may want to set up home. Caution is needed when dealing with wasps and hornets. They can become very fierce when they are threatened. It is always wise to call a professional when dealing potential wasp and hornet problems in the Okanagan, Kelowna area.
Wasp (Vespula germanica)
12–17 mm (0.5–0.7 in) from head to tip of abdomen
Throughout the entire Okanagan area
Spring through till fall. Most active in summer.
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