Oregon is a state with quite a unique culture. We have the deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake, that was formed 6,500 years ago and is actually the remnants of an old volcano. We also have the smallest park in the U.S. Yes, a whopping 452 sq. ft. with a tiny, 2 foot cement circle filled with dirt and a tree is what makes up Mill’s End Park in downtown Portland. We are also big proponents for recycling and have some of the most bicycle friendly streets in the nation. And on a day you are feeling particularly cheesy, you must visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory, which is of course, the largest cheese factory in the world. As awesome as Oregon is, there are still no end of pest problems you can encounter here.
All the wasp facts you never knew
Wasps are known for their stingers but here are some other tidbits you might not know about these pesky pests:
- Wasps emit a pheromone to alert all other wasps of potential danger. If you decide to practice DIY wasp control, you might be the victim of many painful stings once that pheromone has alerted the entire hive of your presence.
- Wasps feed their larvae insect larvae since they are carnivorous.
- The only wasps that survive the winter are fertilized queens, which emerge after winter to form new hives. This is why year round Oregon wasp control is so essential, to get rid of these potential problems before they start.
- Most people experience swelling, pain and redness from a wasp sting but for a small percentage of the population, they can also experience anaphylaxis. Their throat will close up, breathing becomes difficult and numerous other dangerous symptoms occur, resulting in anaphylactic shock.
- Wasps live everywhere except Antarctica.
- A wasp nest can contain 5,000 to 10,000 wasps.
- Yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets and paper wasps are the most common wasps you will encounter.