In the summer, wasps in gardens, picnic spaces, pub gardens, and common places can quickly become a huge nuisance. Wasps are a gregarious insect, with colonies of five thousand to ten thousand wasps growing each season. The hibernating and fertilizedqueen will emerge in mid-April or sooner, depending on weather conditions and begin looking for a good nesting place.


The nest begins as a golf ball-sized nest consisting of chewed bark, dried timber, and saliva; she lays between ten and twenty eggs in this initial nest; the first brood of adult workers (sterile females) will take over the growth of the nest and provide sustenance for the queen’s next batch of eggs. Wasps provide little or no hazard at the beginning of the season (this might change if the nest is disturbed), and it is only towards the conclusion of the season that they become a nuisance to humans. But for this wasp control in Edmonton or even mice control in Edmonton can indeed help.


The queen will mate in the late summer and then abandon the nest site to find a suitable overwintering spot. The few remaining males and workers become slow, and their feasting on overripe fruit causes them to become “tipsy,” resulting in aggressiveness toward anyone meddling with them. The workers and remaining males will perish in the following winter, leaving just the fertilized queens to hibernate. Wasps will be troubling the general public in places like pub gardens and parks throughout this annoyance period, and they prefer to feed on sweeter foods like children’s lollypops, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, and pretty much whatever containing sugar.


Presumably, the nest if it is close sufficiently can be handled, but this could result in the area being closed for up to 24 hours, resulting in a loss of business and revenues. There are, however, various options for dealing with wasps. Waspbane and other new wasp treatment methods are readily available from web based pest control stores.