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A typical wasp and hornet nest can contain as many as 6,000 insects and grow to the size of a beachball. But now, these super nests (16,000 wasps) are cropping up this summer, as a side effect of a warming climate.
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A typical wasp and hornet nest can contain as many as 6,000 insects and grow to the size of a beachball. But now, these super nests (16,000 wasps) are cropping up this summer, as a side effect of a warming climate. This can be a record year for the shocking spectacle. These super nests haven't been seen in decades. Normally, wasp populations die out over the winter and new queens start again in the spring but unseasonably warm winters, the wasps survive to form perennial nests, or colonies that persist through the winter and live to see the spring - forming massive nests and supporting a couple queens. If you see a nest, the best thing to do is hire a licensed commercial pest control operator to take care of it.

 

Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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