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Wasps Facts
Some interesting facts about wasps:

- Wasps are not bees.
- Wasps do not build nest made of honey, they construct nest from wood and mud.
- Wasps are more aggressive from August to October.
- Between August and October, wasps prefer to feed on food and garbage instead of insects.
- Wasps are light sensitive.

  • Wasps are inactive when the sun is down, returning to their nest at this time.

  • Some species prey on caterpillars making them beneficial, specially to farmers.

  • Only female wasps have a stinger where males do not.

  • As the females can sting, they protect the nest.

  • Not all female wasps are fertile.

  • The first wasps to be born will be sterile females who will be workers.

  • Most wasps die during the winter apart from new and fertile queen wasps who will hibernate to continue the wasp life cycle.

  • Worker wasps may look as far as 400 meters away from their nest for food.

  • A wasps nest can contain between 5,000 to 10,000 wasps.

  • A wasps sting can be fatal to some who is allergic.

  • When a wasp dies it releases a smell that warns other wasps of danger and that it may need help.

  • A nest will contain a single queen wasp at any one time.

  • Wasps feed on sweet plants, nectar, fruits, honey, other insects and caterpillars.

  • The most common wasps for a person to come in contact with are yellow jacket wasps, bald faced hornets and paper wasps.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasp s are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasp s can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasp s are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasp s become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasp s don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasp s are fertile.

Different Types of Wasp s - Hornets
There are many different types of wasp s - hornets which can be found in every region of the world. The following articles details facts and information about many different types of wasp s - hornets. There are also facts and information about the size of the different types of wasp s - hornets, the habitat in which they live and an indication of how long they live. Everything you wanted to know about wasp s - hornets, facts and info for kids, children and their teachers and for everyone interested in the facts about wasp s - hornets.

Wasps - Hornets

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  • Classification of many different types of wasp s - hornets
  • Extermination, pest control and deterrents
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