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Stinging pests can be a real nuisance, especially when they are swarming your home and interrupting your outdoor activities. Massachusetts wasps in particular can be very intimidating and aggressive when provoked or threatened. In nature, they are predatory insects, hard wired to protect their nest. When you see a nest, it’s better to steer clear and get the necessary help to avoid being stung by one, or many, of these stinging insects.

Wasp Facts

Although Massachusetts wasps are intimidating, there are many interesting things about these pests. They play an important role in nature both as a predator and a pollinator. Wasps feed on things both sweet and savory including…

  • Other insects
  • Fruit
  • Sugar
  • Nectar
  • Proteins

Guard your picnics and cover your drinks! Trust me when I say Massachusetts wasp stings hurt, especially near the mouth.
You may also be curious where those thousands of wasps go in the winter. When the weather starts to cool down, much of the population will die off. Future queens will hibernate, emerging during the spring to start the new colony. The cycle continues as larvae grow into male wasps and mating occurs with the new queens.

Wasp Identification

Wasps are a rather diverse species that include an array of solitary wasps, like the mud dauber, and social wasps, like the paper wasp. Many wasps can be identified by color, which includes yellow markings paired with variations of black, red, and brown. In contrast to the fluffy honey bee, wasps also have a smooth, long body.

Nearly every bee and wasp have the potential to sting, which is why caution is necessary. The venom that accompanies a sting can be life threatening to some individuals. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include hives, swelling, and shortness of breath.

When you’re walking through Watson Park or gardening in the back yard, and you see one of Massachusetts’s wasps don’t fear. Wasps are important to nature and rarely sting without reason. When they take over your yard and threaten your safety, that’s a cause for concern and it becomes necessary to take action!

Massachusetts Wasp Control

The process for controlling wasps in Massachusetts requires more than just waiting for winter. Our structures allow them to continue from year to year in potentially greater numbers. Reach out to a wasp expert from Rove Pest Control to find out what steps can be taken to prevent wasp issues around your home and business. If you are already experiencing wasps, Rove has a plan to quickly and efficiently:

  • Identify the species of wasp at hand
  • Determine direct control measures
  • Implement control measures for their food source
  • Remove nests as necessary
  • Prevent future reoccurrences

Massachusetts wasps don’t have to be a part of everyday life. Make sure they stay out of sight and out of mind.

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