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 »

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 »

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 » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

To get rid of red wasps, remove the nest or spray the nest with a combination of dish detergent and water. Commercial powders and sprays are also available to eliminate wasps. More »

Liquid dish detergent, water and homemade traps can be used to kill wasps. When using home remedies to kill wasps, work during the early evening to prevent stings. More »

Wasp-Freeze is an insecticide that is designed to kill wasps very quickly and knock down their nests. The insecticide also prevents these insects from releasing their stinging pheromones, which reduces the chance of gett... More »

The most effective method for killing bees, hornets, wasps and yellowjackets is using an insecticide, according to the University of Minnesota Extension. However, the type of insecticide and how it is applied depends on ... More »