Whether you call them hornets, Yellow Jackets or Mud Daubers, they’re all wasps. There are 20,000 species of wasps, but most people are only familiar with social wasps like hornets and Yellow Jackets. A social wasp nest can hold up to 10,000 individuals at its peak. While they do help to control the population of other garden pests, they don’t share the positive honey-producing and pollinating qualities of the common honeybee.
Wasp Nest Removal
Unlike bees, wasps can sting multiple times. When provoked or threatened, wasps become very aggressive and will swarm. To avoid painful stings and possible allergic reactions, call a professional pest control company to safely remove wasp nests on your property. If you are stung, and experience nausea, extreme swelling, lightheadedness or more, seek medical attention immediately. Also, if a wasp is swatted or has stung near their nest, vacate the area. When a wasp stings, it releases a venom containing a pheromone that triggers aggression in nearby wasps.