Identify Your Pest

Wasp

Quick Facts

Size

.75"-1.5" long

Preferred Habitat

Wasps can be found all over North America in meadows, orchards, woodlands, and more. Near the home, they can be found in crevices near window screens, attics, and other small openings where they can nest.

Known Health Issues

A wasp sting usually creates pain, redness, minor swelling and itching. Severe allergic reaction to a wasp sting might include major swelling dizziness, difficulty breathing. A person experiencing these symptoms should be taken to the emergency room.
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About

Wasps use their stings as a means of self-defense. A wasp’s stinger contains venom that’s transferred to humans during a sting. A wasp stinger remains intact after a sting, which means they can sting more than once during an attack.

Wasps may become a problem inside your home because they are searching for food, a nesting site, or a protected place to hibernate. Contact Miller Pest and Termite in Omaha if you have issues with wasp nests in or around your home.

 

Is the Wasp Dangerous?

The stinger of a wasp contains a venom that can cause great discomfort to the victim if stung. If allergic, the victim could Much like that of the honey bee, a wasp’s sting emits a chemical letting nearby wasps know to attack. Unlike the honey bee, a female wasp can continually sting a victim and not die. That’s because their stinger does not detach itself.