Know The Wasp Food Chain For Proper Removal in Vancouver

Wasp can cause a great deal of damage to your house, not to mention the danger to you, your family, friends, and pets. You need to make sure that you get rid of them as soon as possible to stop the damage they could cause.

It doesn’t matter how you get rid of the wasp. There must be a wasp nest present if you see wasp activity in your house or around it. You have to remove it by yourself or call a professional pest control company. We would recommend you to go with the latter option.

In this article, we will discuss all the details about the wasp, including its food chain.

Let’s get started.

What do Wasps eat? 

Waps play a vital role in the food chain. They are a source of food for some birds like flycatchers. Insects like a dragonfly also eat the wasps sometimes.

Generally, wasps like to eat insects, plants, fruits, and honey. However, when the wasp is adult, they do not eat the insects. They tend to paralyze them and then feed onto their larvae. In some parts of the world, like South America, the farmers use these wasps to control the population of the sugarcane borers. That’s just one example. You would find many more examples in which the wasps are used for the protection of the crops.

Furthermore, wasps are also utilized in greenhouses. Those plants which need to grow in a regulated environment are placed in the greenhouse. Whiteflies attack the tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse, so the wasps come into play and attack these whiteflies. The insects which the wasps prey on include caterpillars, spiders, beetles, and aphids.

On the other hand, a species of wasps called yellowjackets eat the food from the bin. We can conclude that the yellowjackets eat what humans eat mostly. That is the reason why you’ll find them near the bins most of the time. Paper wasps eat wood. They do that to make their nests.

How to control Wasps?

Wasps are not very nice to humans and may sting several times if they don’t feel safe or when they sense that someone is coming near their territory. That’s why you have to carry out the wasp control treatment in Vancouver as early as possible. Some of the tips on how you can get rid of them are:

  • Don’t place your food openly in the kitchen because wasps are attracted to that, so make sure that you keep the food in a sealed container and cover your trash bins.
  • Avoid wearing perfumes, especially those with sweet scents, because the wasps like the sweet smell, and they might sting you.
  • When you see the spot holes in your yard, fill it up so that the yellow wasps do not make their homes because it is a favourite place for them to build a home.


Now you are familiar with the food chain of wasps and how you can deal with it if they have entered your house. However, you have to make sure that you are safe when removing the wasp nest from your house because they might sting. You can always contact a professional pest removal company to get it done professionally.

Also Read: X Types Of Wasps That Need Removal In And Around Vancouver

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