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Wasps - There are several thousand species of this insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita in the state of New York. The majority of wasps are solitary, with each adult female wasp living and breeding independently. Solitary wasps include some of the wasp family's largest members, like the cicada killer wasp.  A distressed social wasp releases a pheromone causing other wasp colony members to attack a perceived intruder. Only females have stingers and unlike bees, wasps can sting repeatedly. Unlike honey bees, social wasps don't store food. The main food for adult wasps is nectar, which is collected from flowering plants. Yellow-jackets, paper wasps and hornets are social wasps, belonging to the family Vespidae and most of these belong to the genus Vespula. There are eleven species of Vespula in the state of New York. Social wasps live in colonies and have a single queen that produces offspring and nonproductive worker wasps, who cooperate in caring for the young. Some social wasps build aerial nests, while other species nest underground. Queen wasps mate in the fall and hibernate during the winter months. When the queen emerges in the spring, she builds a nest according to the habits of her wasp species. The queen wasp then lays eggs in the paper nest that she constructed using rotting wood. The queen collects and transports other insects to the nest, for the developing wasp larvae to feed on. The first wasps to emerge from the nest in July are worker females, who will expand the size of the nest and gather food. The queen wasp will begin to lay unfertilized eggs in August, which will develop into males. The developing larvae in the nest are now fed differently then earlier in the season and will develop into queens. A wasp nest will produce 2,000 to 4,000 queens, which will emerge in late August, September and October. The queen wasps will mate and go into hibernation until the following spring. The male wasps, workers and the founding queen of the nest die off at winter.
Bald-Faced Hornet Nest Removal - Nassau County, Long Island

Bald-faced hornets are a species of yellowjacket wasp and not a true hornet. Bald-faced hornets are distinguished from other yellow-jackets by their white and black coloration and they are a notably larger wasp. The European hornet is the only hornet found in North America, which was accidentally introduced. Bald-faced hornet colonies contain four hundred to seven hundred workers, who build an aerial nest that is about the size of a football. Bald-faced hornet nests are usually found in trees and shrubs, but they can also be found on the soffits of homes and buildings in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. Bald-faced hornets are omnivorous and do reduce populations of unwanted insects, such as caterpillars, spiders and flies and help pollinate flowers, when they are searching for nectar. However, their aggressively defensive nature makes them a threat to humans, who get too close to their nest. Bald-faced hornet nest workers will sting a perceived intruder repeatedly. This hornet has the unique ability to squirt venom from it's stinger into the eyes of an intruder, causing temporary blindness. The wasp hive exterminating experts at DQ Pest Control do hornet nest removals on a daily basis, during the summer months. So, if you want to get rid of a hornet nest give us a call.

Paper Wasp Nest Removal - Nassau County, Long Island

There are twenty two species of Paper Wasps in North America that gather fibers from plant stems and dead wood, which they mix with saliva to construct their nest with. The nests are characterized by having open combs with cells for brood rearing and a constricted stalk, which anchors the wasp nest. Paper wasps secrete an ant repellent around the base of the anchor to prevent the loss of wasp eggs. These nests can be found on the soffits of Long Island homes, on sheds, under porticos, under table umbrellas, on children's play gyms and in metal fence posts. Unlike hornets and yellow-jackets, which are very aggressive, paper wasps will usually only attack if their nest is threatened. The sting of a paper wasp is very painful and can produce a fatal anaphylactic reaction in some individuals making extermination necessary. Contact the wasp exterminating pros at DQ Pest Control and we will remove the wasp nests from your property.

Yellow-Jacket Exterminating - Nassau County, Long Island

Yellowjacket or Yellow jacket is a common name for a predatory social wasp of the genera Vespula. There are several species of yellow jackets living on Long Island. Yellow-jackets are typically black and yellow in color. Yellow jackets are important predators of pest insects and live in colonies containing one to three thousand workers. Yellow-jackets build nests in trees, shrubs, in soil, tree stumps and in Long Island homes. It is an extremely aggressive wasp and will repeatedly sting a perceived intruder. Contact the wasp exterminators at DQ Pest Control and we'll remove the yellow jacket hive, so that you don't get stung.

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