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 »

A large all black wasp with blue-black wings is called a great black wasp. This type of wasp has long and spiny legs and is about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length. Great black wasps are found all around North America, New Mex... More »

Worker wasps hatch in the spring and live until temperatures dip below freezing. The queen lives much longer, continuing the breeding cycle for several years. More »

Sand wasps are members of the Crabronidae family in the order Hymenoptera, which includes ants, bees and wasps. The sand wasps are identified by a banded pattern of black and yellow or white and black on the abdomen. The... More »

The key to locating wasp nests is to not only be able to identify what a wasp nest looks like but to also watch movement patterns of the wasps. Wasp nests are most often found in roof eaves, garden sheds and behind shutt... More »

A wasp swarm refers to either a large group of wasps concentrated around a tall structure during mating season or the mass of wasps that rush out of the nest to defend it when disturbed. Wasps do not swarm for any other ... More »

The queen wasp is typically a quarter-inch longer than the other wasps and can be distinguished by its pointed lower abdomen and narrow waist-like section. However, some species of wasps do not have such noticeable chara... More »