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The Life Cycle of a Wasp

wasp emerging from nest - costa mesa wasp nest removalHoney bees, wasps and other insects inevitably come with warmer temperatures and sunny days. You may find them annoying or even frightening, urging you to seek Costa Mesa wasp nest removal services. Perhaps you can’t wait for colder days that will free you of these pests.

However, even unusually cold weather won’t affect wasps and save you the trouble next spring. The wasp life cycle will continue, as newly-created wasp queens hibernate over the winter to start a new annual life cycle again.

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Does cold weather affect the number of wasps?

Place for a Wasp Nest - Anaheim wasp nest removalThis piece of folk wisdom has been around for a very long time. If the winter has been fierce and cold, the summer that follows will be mercifully free of wasps. But is there any scientific backing to this claim? If not, where did this myth originate?

The shortest possible answer is ‘no, wasps won’t be affected by the unusually cold winter’. The reason why, though, is a bit more complex, and it requires some understanding of wasp social structure.

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