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Wasp Size - Miller Pest Control Des Moines


Quick Facts


Bodies can range up to 1.5 in (83 mm) long.

Preferred Habitat

They build nests in a variety of spots, but generally prefer sunny areas close to food sources.

Known Health Issues

Irritating but relatively harmless strings to the threat of serious allergic reactions.
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One of the more well-known household pests, the wasp tends to nest in large colonies. Their homes are made up largely of paper pulp or wood fibers and will build their nests in a variety of places, however, they generally prefer sunny areas that are close to food sources. Adult wasps feed only on nectar, whether that be from plants or fruits. Their bodies can grow up to 1.5 in or 38 mm long and have the signature black and yellow markings.

The social wasp variety is the one that becomes a problem as a household pest. Wasps become aggressive when their nests are disturbed or when they feel threatened. Every wasp has a stinger and they will sting as a defense mechanism. Their stings are irritating and relatively harmless but have the threat of serious allergic reactions in certain individuals. If you have a wasp nest or a wasp problem at your home, call Miller Pest & Termite today for professional wasp removal.