Most wasps die in the winter due to starvation, not the cold, as was previously thought. Some can survive if food can be found outside the nest. More »

During the winter, all worker wasps die due to starvation and only mated queen wasps survive. Queen wasps hibernate inside a rock, wood or burrow to survive the season. Though hibernating queen wasps are protected from w... More »

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Young queen wasps mate in a home nest. When other wasps die off, the queen wasp leaves the colony and hibernates under a rock or inside tree bark for the winter. More »

During the winter, all worker wasps die due to starvation and only mated queen wasps survive. Queen wasps hibernate inside a rock, wood or burrow to survive the season. Though hibernating queen wasps are protected from w... More »

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Young queen wasps find a sheltered spot to hibernate through the winter while males and infertile females, including the old queen, die off in the cold weather. Queens mate before the males die off so that they are able ... More »

A variety of animals, including frogs, lizards, birds and bats, eat adult wasps or hornets. Mice, rats, weasels, badgers and raccoons also eat wasp larvae. More »

Typically, wasps go through a life cycle that lasts from spring to fall, and they obtain nectar, rubbish and insects in the area for their food supply. They are not likely to die from starvation during this period but ra... More »