Hidden Hideouts for Wasp Nests

Large wasp nest

Western Canada is a natural paradise, home to diverse wildlife species, not all of which are welcome to move into your backyard without paying rent, or at very least politely asking for the privilege. Wasps have a way of ruining summer time fun. Around early spring to early summer the queen leaves her nest to … Read moreHidden Hideouts for Wasp Nests

Wasps in Canada

Wasp

There are two main groups of wasps that we find here in Canada: social and solitary. Solitary wasps remain mainly on their own except to breed, whereas social wasps are found in a colony consisting of a queen, male drones and sterile female workers. The total number of wasps in a colony can differ depending … Read moreWasps in Canada

DIY: Removing Wasp Nests

Wasp Nest

As summer moves into August a very busy pest has been growing its nest size slowly over the months of June and July. As the flowers and other natural food sources start to disappear, the move from the natural sugars and nectars from these food sources dry up and the need for proteins and carbohydrates … Read moreDIY: Removing Wasp Nests

VIDEO: How To Remove A Wasp Nest

How to remove wasp nest

In this video we will show you how to effectively and safely remove a wasps nest. However, Poulin’s Pest Control will be more then happy to assist with wasp removal so you don’t have to tackle this on your own. We are trained and licensed and will remove wasps during the day when control is … Read moreVIDEO: How To Remove A Wasp Nest

Pest Spotlight: Wasps

Wasp

Scientific Name: Vespidae Common Names: Wasp Color: Most are black, white and yellow Size: ½ inch long FACT: Unlike bees, wasps do not make honey, but some species help in the pollination of plants. HABITS Wasps have four stages in their life history: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Adult wasps have four sparsely veined, membranous … Read morePest Spotlight: Wasps

DIY: Wasp Nests

Large wasp nest

Wasps are very aggressive insects when the summer moves into August and September. Wasps lose their natural food source, flowers nectar as many plants stop flowering. Wasps then look for high carbohydrate and sugary snacks to feed on. Where do they find them? In your backyard on your deck when you are having a pop … Read moreDIY: Wasp Nests