Do you get tired of pesky wasps taking over your yard? Every summer people in Batavia Illinois and surrounding areas discover wasp’s nests in the eves of their homes or on their patios. Having wasps buzzing around your yard can ruin a backyard BBQ or any outdoor get together.
Wasps can be useful around the garden by consuming dead insects and eating flies, but they can be a nuisance as well. Apart from stinging, their persistence can be irritating and can be dangerous to those allergic to their sting. Seek help from medical professionals immediately if you are stung on the neck or in the mouth. Wasps can sting repeatedly so it would be a good idea to avoid them altogether!
Here are a few interesting facts you may not know about wasps:
- A wasp sting can be treated with deodorant containing aluminum
- Wasps do not swarm like bees.
- Wasps strip bark from trees and bushes causing damage.
- Wasps lifespan is 12-22 days, but have 25 or more offspring in that time.
- Wasps do not produce honey
What is the difference between a wasp and a bee?
Many people do not know the difference between wasps and bees because they look very similar, but they are not the same. Wasps are much more aggressive and dangerous. Wasps sting multiple times where honey bees die after a single sting. Both wasps and bees have dangling legs, two pairs of wings that are brightly colored. The difference between the two is that bees are long and fat, with a hairy body and legs. Wasps are long and thin, with smooth body and legs.
Killing wasps and destroying nests is a very dangerous job. Proceed with caution or hire a professional; they can take care of your wasp problem and help identify trouble areas.