Are Yellowjackets and hornets the same thing

Are Yellowjackets and hornets the same thing



Yellowjackets are a type of wasp. They use their camouflaged carapace to blend in with bees to make it easier to kill the hive. These wasps, like most wasps, prefer beehives because they have insect, larva, and honey, three things wasps love to eat. Yellowjackets also commonly live in very large hives of up to 30 thousand wasps. If this nest gets angry, you should start running.

If you suspect a Yellowjacket or wasp presence anywhere near or on your property, contact wasp removal Toronto for quick and safe removal.

Wasps actually have the ability to remember individual human faces. So if you anger a wasp, it will remember you specifically and will even avoid other humans to go directly for you. So don’t get wasps angry, if you want them gone there is only one way. You need to get into some very thick clothing and maybe a beekeepers hat and then take two cans of the most powerful wasp insecticide you can find and empty both cans at once directly into the entrance. You can then remove the nest and dispose of it. 

Now, what about hornets? Well in many aesthetic ways hornets are similar to wasps, they both make nests, though hornets have a much lower population in their nests, closer to 10 thousand. They also have a much meaner sting that can cause much worse allergic reactions than if stung by a wasp. It also hurts a whole lot more. But killing hornets is the same basic process as killing wasps. Now not all hornets are actually aggressive. The Mud Dauber is a very non aggressive hornet that builds nests in the mud. When threatened they prefer to run and if their nest is destroyed by an animal or human they would be happier starting a new nest than bothering to fight over territory. They are also a wonderful boon to any garden as they eat just about any insect that could threaten your precious flowers and vegetables. 

The Great black hornet, however, is very aggressive and very, very large. It can grow up to about an inch in size and its sting can render a person useless, on the ground in pain. If you disturb a nest of them you risk being killed by a swarm. If more than 20 or so hornets sting you, it’s not good, you will be in the ER for a while and you may not survive if more than that stings you. People have died from just a hand full of stings but normally they are elderly or very young.