Characteristics of Wasps

With so many different winged pests in the world, many people become confused when it comes to identification. Winged and stinging pests are very common in Canada and is important to be able to identify certain physical characteristics of one of the most common species; wasps. Proper identification will help the professionals at ICU Pest Control in Ontario come up with the proper pest control and management solution for your home or office.

There are many different types of wasps in the world. The most prevalent species in Canada is the common black and yellow wasp also known as a yellow jacket. A hornet is also a very prevalent pest in Canada and is easily mistaken for the common yellow jacket. Here are a few basic characteristics that will help you with wasp pest control in Ontario:

  • Yellow Jackets: These wasps are common across the US and into Canada. They are less than 25mm in length and are typically a bright yellow and black color. These are the pests that are most likely to feed off of your food or drink during a picnic. Yellow jackets are known to be aggressive when it comes to hive protection and can sting more than once.
  • Hornets: Hornets are quite a bit larger than yellow jackets, sometimes up to 50mm in length. These pests are also yellow and black but have a much different body shape than a yellow jacket. Hornets are much thicker and are not as aggressive as their smaller cousins. A hornet can also sting more than one time which creates problems for humans.

If you are experiencing any trouble with wasps that are nesting in or around your home or office, contact the professionals. Wasps need specialized pest control in Ontario and can be dangerous when not dealt with correctly. ICU Pest Control can help you get rid of those pesky nests once and for all!   

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