Cicada Killer Wasps Pest Control

Cicada Killer Wasps Pest Control

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ApolloX Pest Control will remove cicada killer wasps from your home quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Cicada Killer Wasps Pest ControlCicada Killer Wasps Pest Control: Identifying Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps reach up to 1-½ inch in length. Except for a rusty red head and thorax, they are overall black or rusty in color, with yellow band markings on the abdominal segments. They have russet colored wings.

Cicada Killer Wasps Pest ControlCicada Killer Wasps Pest Control: Where Cicada Killer Wasps Live and Breed

Cicada killer wasps appear in mid to late summer (July-August, coinciding with the appearance of cicadas which they attack, sting and paralyze). They dig annoying holes in lawns, flower beds, gardens, and sandy areas. They dig their burrows about 6 inches deep before turning and extending another 6 or more inches. Tunnels may be branched and end in one or more globular cells.

Cicada Killer Wasps Pest ControlCicada Killer Wasps Pest Control: Damage, Harm Caused by Cicada Killer Wasps

Although Cicada Killer Wasps rarely sting unless disturbed, homeowners may become alarmed because of their very large size (nearly two inches).  They appear in mid to late summer. One of the largest wasps encountered; although females are capable of stinging, they are rarely aggressive towards man or animals; males are incapable of stinging, but can be more aggressive; large numbers of females nesting in localized areas such as sandy embankments can be a nuisance and cause concern because of their large size, low flight and nesting activities; nest entrances are often accompanied by a pile of soil excavated from the burrow that may disturb turfgrass.

Cicada Killer Wasp Pest Control

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See Also:

Baldfaced Hornets

Paper Wasps

Yellowjackets

 

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