Blog: Mild weather sees wasp population grow in Delta

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Wasps play many ecological roles as predator and/or pollinators, whether to forage for themselves or to provision their nests. The solitary wasps parasitize nearly all pest insects, making them the biological pest control of many insects. But as far as we are concerned, only a couple different types of wasps actually target food (meat and fish) while we are cooking or eating outside. If a wasp is buzzing around your head and food, you're best not to swat at it, let them come for it, and use one of the wasp zappers to stop it. We are experiencing more calls for wasp issues than we have had in many years, sometimes as many as 45 calls a day. The mild weather has seen an increase in the wasp population here in Delta, with a warm dry winter and dry spring, not as many wasps perished in the dormant months. It is expected that the current batch of wasps will start receding late September, as the old queen die off and the new queen become dormant.   

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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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