No one wants to see wasps on their property, much less an infestation, regardless of whether it is inside or outside of the home. Many people are scared of wasps but fortunately, most wasps are not aggressive and will not sting unless they are threatened or disturbed. Still, when a significant number of wasps are present, it can make getting yard work done difficult and wasps can also ruin a backyard barbecue. While there are many steps to eliminating wasps, and they typically require a professional Missoula wasp control company, the first step is really understanding the insect.
What Do Wasps Look Like?
Many people confuse bees for wasps and vice versa, but once you understand the different characteristics of both insects, it becomes fairly easy to tell them apart. The main difference between the looks of bees and wasps is that wasps typically have an hourglass figure with a pinched waist. Bees, on the other hand, are much more robust and are rounder in shape throughout.
Both bees and wasps have four wings, with two on each side. However, the wings of wasps are typically slimmer and longer, due to the fact that their bodies are longer than those of bees. While it is true that some wasps are microscopic in size, the most common wasps found in Missoula are the yellow jacket and paper wasps, which are longer in length than bees.
Most wasps in Missoula are yellow in color with black stripes. Still, wasps can range in color from yellow to blue to metallic green.