Tulsa Wasp Control
When you are looking for the best wasp control Tulsa has to offer, we are the only company you need to call. Wasps and mud daubers can get inside of your attic or even behind your siding, wreaking havoc on your home. Thankfully, we have your back when it comes to getting rid of all the wasps at your home.
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Tulsa is known to many as ‘the heart of Oklahoma’ and for good reason. The city boasts a wide variety of attractions and historical sites, from the performing arts center that showcases individual artists and original plays, to the Gilcrease Museum, combining modern art with history and a sense of learning from the past while still celebrating it. Tulsa’s climate is warm, yet still experiences the full breadth of the seasons. The humidity makes it ideal for those who like a green landscape. If there is a problem with Tulsa, it’s that it rains too much. Thankfully the city has devised one of the most extensive flood management plans in the nation. The beautiful weather, lush climate, and booming metropolis, however, attracts insects and that’s where Tulsa wasp control comes in.
The Difference Between Wasps and Bees
Wasps and bees may seem like the same insect due to their similar appearance, with wings and black and yellow stripes. Beyond similar coloring, the principal difference between wasps and bees is diet. Wasps feed on other insects while bees feed on a mixture of pollen and nectar. Taking a closer look, wasps have smooth bodies while bees are covered in small hairs that helps them transport pollen.
Social Wasps and Solitary Wasps
There are two categories of wasps that depend on their social status. Social wasps live together in a nest at a large population. Some examples of social wasps are yellow jackets, hornets, and paper wasps. When you think ‘wasp’ it is usually a social wasp that comes to mind. Solitary wasps such as Mud Daubers and Cicada Killers live in a small group or by themselves. Their bodies usually lack the bright yellow stripes and come with more specialized parts, like sharper mandibles or a longer abdomen.
Another distinction between the two types of wasp is how they sting. The social wasps are also considered stinging wasps. A way to discern a stinging wasp is to observe their wings when they are at rest. As they fold their wings lengthwise, they give the illusion that they are half as wide as they really are. While solitary wasps can sting, they only use it to subdue their prey and rarely sting humans. Solitary wasps would rather fly away than defend their homes, which are usually small and easily remade.
Most social wasps aggressively protect their nest and are part of the vespid wasp family.
The Bald-faced hornets (sometimes called white-faced hornets), European hornets and Yellow-Jackets are the most well-known of the structure-infesting wasps. The Yellow-jackets are the smallest members of the vespids. These wasps are beneficial social wasps that live in colonies filled with thousands of individuals. They are dangerous due to their opportunistic behavior of nesting in areas like structural voids, and attics. This means they could show up anywhere during the summer, even in the most unexpected places like an outdoor dog kennel, fence posts, or a dense bush. The social wasps rummage through trash containers in search of food and water. They are also known to eat ripe fruit in gardens or scavenge insects from the front grill of your car.
They invade homes and build nests in places like the garage, the attic or hang underneath the eaves. They are more prone to turning up inside during the fall months when their food supplies have declined.
The solitary wasps are Sphecid wasps, more commonly known as Cicada Killers, Spider Hunter wasps, Cricket hunter wasps, Mud Daubers, and Potter wasps are part of this genus. Typically solitary wasps have one female that builds one or more small nests. Each nest has several cells into which a prey insect, like a spider or cicada, is put with an egg laid on top. Unlike their social counterparts, they can not fold their wings when they fly. Some solitary wasps prefer to build their nests in the ground, like cicada killers. This makes infestations harder to spot.
Midwest Pest Control
Handling a few wasps may be good with an insecticide spray, but when a large population of wasps appear on your property, wasp control in Tusla is needed to resolve the problem quickly and safely. That’s where Midwest pest control comes in, the best pest control in Tulsa. We have expert technicians that can exterminate the wasps without increasing their aggression.