Have you ever encountered a wasp and wondered is that the queen wasp, or just a normal wasp? Do wasps become queens after being a normal wasp, or are they born as queens? How do they live, hunt and breed? If you find a nest, all you will probably be interested in is finding someone to carry out wasp nest removal as soon as possible! But if you are just plain curious about these insects, we have put together a brief a guide on some more questions you might have had on wasps.
How Does A Wasp Become A Queen?
Female wasps are the workers in the colony. There is always one queen in the nest, and she is the one who chooses one of the other female wasps to turn into a new queen.
Once the choice has been made, the queen takes on the normal wasp as her sort of prodigy. The queen cares for them specially, so that they grow faster and differently to the others. They then become the new queen of the colony.
How Big Are Queen Wasps Compared To Normal Wasps?
Queen wasps look pretty much the same as the workers, which makes them super hard to identify. However in some species they do look noticeably different, so it just depends on the type of wasps you’re dealing with. In general, queen wasps tend to be bigger and longer than the worker wasps.
Is A Queen Wasp Sting More Dangerous Than A Normal Wasp Sting?
Being stung by a queen wasp is the same as being stung by a normal wasp. Because the queen is a bit bigger, the sting will be a bit bigger as well. All wasps sting when they feel like their nest or their queen is being threatened. This is why you should always stay away from the nests if you have one on your property.
Wasp Pest Control Done Right
If you find a wasp nest on your property, you must call in the help of a professional pest controller to get rid of it for you. Wasps nests should never be dealt with using DIY methods, because it can be incredibly dangerous and even lethal in some cases. For London wasp control, call Empire Pest Control for 24 hour emergency pest control.