Wasp infestations can cause real trouble to people and removing them is not a simple process. Unlike some other insects, one cannot use do-it-yourself methods to eradicate a wasp infestation. These infestations may take place either outdoors or indoors.
Whatever the case may be, however big the infestation may be, you will need professional help to deal with these insects. All pest control companies have efficient tools that help them take care of these wasps.
The first step in dealing with a wasp infestation is identification. Let us understand the various aspects of the appearance of a wasp.
HOW TO IDENTIFY WASPS
Appearance and Behavior
Wasps differ from bees in appearance only because wasps are hairless, which is not the case with bees. Their body can be studied by dividing them into three parts. The first part of their body happens to be their head which is followed by the thorax and the abdomen.
If you carefully look at the space between the abdomen and the thorax, you will notice a structure like a tiny waist. This structure is called constricted petiole and is the joining link between the two body parts.
The wasps have six legs located on the thorax along with two pairs of wings that facilitate flight. Their head also resembles other insects and constitutes a mouth, compound eyes, segmented antennae, and sensory organs.
Several species of wasps walk this planet, and each one of them is of a different color. Their structure also differs with the type. For instance, yellow jackets are stout in size and are also a bright shade of yellow.
Wasps are known to consume a variety of items like nectar, honeydew or fruit juices from plants. Some common wasps are predators and carnivores who consume insects for their meal. This is an extremely beneficial function of wasps as they contribute to controlling the number of insects in crops or gardens.
These wasps are also known to live in colonies and form a social species. Wasps can also act as pollinators, and most of them play an important role in doing so.