News : Fall is Still Active Season for Wasps

Oct 14, 2015

Originally published on Seacoast Online.

By Craig Robert Brown

ELIOT, Maine – At a family outing to a nearby apple orchard they swarm around crushed apple cores, spilled cups of cider and sticky trash bins. Even with autumn’s crisp evening air, wasps are still active.

Already this fall Tom Pray, of Ecotech Pest Services in Eliot, Maine, says there have been a number of reports regarding large wasp nests both inside and outside of homes, with nests growing to the size of volleyballs and hanging like a paper lantern under an eave or porch.

Tom Pray, of Ecotech Pest Services, says an unusual growth in wasp populations is responsible for a large number of nest reports.
Ecotech Pest Control Services offers environmentally-friendly solutions for wasps, which remain active through November.
“Last year we had a bumper crop of bald face hornets and wasp nests. We’re probably seeing the result of that,” Pray said. “All those nest sites last year created new queens for this year, so a large number of them survived last winter, built large nests during the summer and seek warmth as the weather cools again.”

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