WASP NEST REMOVAL - NASSAU COUNTY, LONG ISLAND, NY
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 phermone 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 contructed 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-face Hornet Nest Removal - Nassau County, Long Island
The bald-faced hornet is a species of yellowjacket wasp and not a true hornet. The European hornet is the only hornet found in North America, which was accidentally introduced.
Paper Wasp Nest Removal - Nassau County, Long Island