The summer months are a great time to get out into the backyard and enjoy a barbecue, or to even just sit on your porch with your morning coffee. Sometimes though, wasps invade your space and enjoying your own yard becomes impossible, unless you want to deal with several stings, and the swelling associated with them. While you can try to get rid of wasps on your own, this is not generally recommended due to the dangers that wasps pose. When you have a wasp problem, it is always best to call in a professional that can help.
Differentiating Between Wasps, Hornets, and Bees
If you have a problem with flying insects in your yard, it is important to understand what type of insect you are dealing with so you can effectively eliminate the problem. Many people confuse bees with wasps and hornets, but there are ways to differentiate them.
The term ‘wasps’ is a very general one and while all hornets are wasps, not all wasps are hornets. Wasps are typically quite long in size, while bees are much shorter. Bees also have a light coat of downy hair covering their bodies, while wasps do not usually. Perhaps the biggest and most dangerous difference between the two is that a bee can only sting once before they die, while wasps can sting over and over again.