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Wasp Royalty: All You Need to Know About Queen Wasps

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Wasps are beneficial for nature as they help in controlling the insect population. When we talk about pests, we know that every insect has a Queen in its colony.

How different is the Wasp Queen different from other pests? What is the royalty of the wasp? Yes, we will answer all these questions. Keep reading it till the last line.

We all have a basic knowledge that if the Queen gets destroyed, the colony will stop working. It isn’t the case in every insect. Multiple Queens in the same nests can take over the working of the wasp colonies. It seems to be interesting, right?

Let us explore more about the Queen Wasps:

Identifying the Queen Wasp:

There are different types of a wasp nest in terms of sizes and numbers. If you have an active nest in and around your house, you will spot several wasps swarming around. Out of all the wasps, it is difficult to identify the Queen Wasp.

The Queen wasps will rarely leave their nests as they are busy laying eggs and cared for by female wasp workers.

She is the largest in the colony:

One identification is that the Queen Wasps are the largest. She is massive than the female wasps and other workers, called drones. Her only purpose in life is to lay eggs and expand the colony. Only female workers, including the Queens, have stingers to defend their nests from predators.

A new colony begins in the spring:

The fertilized Queens from hibernation emerges in the late spring. She will find a suitable nest to build their colony. The Queen wasps forage to feed her first worker larvae hatched in three to four weeks. If you see any solitary wasps during the late spring, it might be the Queen Wasp.

During winters, a large portion of the wasp colony will die, and the Queen Wasp will only survive. They will hibernate in such areas where there are warmer temperatures. It will help them to live in the cold winters.

These wasps build their colonies under the trees’ bark, eaves, soffits, garages, and sidings of the walls. The Queen wasp will wrap their body with the wings.

Killing the Queen:

In the late spring, the Queen wasp is the only member in the colony feeding the larvae. Killing the Queen at this period will help to remove the spread of wasp later.

It is necessary to kill the Queen wasp at this stage because the worker wasp will not get nutrients, and therefore they will die.

Killing the Queen Wasps during summer:

If you are planning to kill the Queen wasp during summer, it will not impact her. The Queen wasp will rarely come out of their nests during summer. Also, at this point, the wasp colonies are established. If you dare to kill the Queen wasp, get ready to suffer the stings of over-aggressive wasps.

Wrapping up:

If you find these pests in and around your house, call the pest control experts immediately. They have expertise in these areas and the necessary tools to remove these pests.

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