Common Wasp Types in Toronto

Common Wasp Types in Toronto

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There are many wasps that wasp control experts come across very often. As the summer months are coming near and the weather seems to be warming up day by day. Residents can expect more wasps on their property since it is generally the time when wasps come out of their pupae and start to seek out an area to build a nest with their queen. Removing wasps and their nest requires specialized knowledge and experience that goes well beyond the normal capabilities and tools that a DIYer has access to. Many wasps need a unique way to remove them based on what species they belong to. Their diet and behavioral patterns are key in eradicating the wasp presence and removing the nest successfully. The most common species that our technicians come across are listed below. 

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Common Wasp Types in Toronto

Bald-Faced Hornets 

The bald-face hornet can be typically recognized by its white face and its all-black body. You can expect them to see them during the daytime when they are the most active. The colony sees its beginning from the moment when the queen deposits an egg in each cell. The size of the nest can reach the size of a basketball. During winter, males and workers usually die off, while the fertilized females survive the winter and go into hibernation.

Paper Wasps 

There are many kinds of paper wasps. Normally, paper wasps are very thin and have slight yellow discoloration on their backs with an all-black body. Their nests are built in combination with organic materials and salvia that has the resemblance of paper. That is where the name paper wasp comes from.

Mud Daubers

These wasps are quite different from other wasps in the sense that they build their nests from mud. These nests have a tube-like shape. These slender wasps are solitary creatures and are most active during the spring. After the mud nest is completed, they hunt for insects, such as spiders which they put in every hole of their nest to feed their young with. They seal the holes and when the egg hatches they feast on the spider as their first meal. 

Carpenter Bees

These bees look a lot like bumblebees in many aspects but that is where it stops. Carpenter bees are unique in this aspect that carpenter bees dig a tubular hole in uncovered wood where there is no bark. The partner feeds on pollen and returns to the gallery to overwinter. Female carpenter bees are the ones that are capable to sting and that males can only display aggression.

If you suspect a wasp presence near or on your property it is best to contact a professional The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto expert. Licensed experts are experienced and knowledgeable professionals that have resolved countless cases in and around the Greater Toronto Area.

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