Do wasps live through the winter?
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Keeping this in view, is it safe to remove a wasp nest in winter?
You can deal with removing the nest yourself, or depending on where you live and how cold it gets, you can wait till the winter as they will naturally die when it gets cold. Here are instructions: Then, go out to the nest and spray the entrance with any wasp killing agent, like Raid.
Also, why do I have wasps in my house in the winter? Wasps are notorious for overwintering in homes. Your siding is just bark to them. And, if they sense heat leaking out, they will be drawn to burrow their way in through rotted holes, gaps, and cracks. The good news is, wasps need food and material to grow their nests.
Just so, does cold weather kill wasps?
The cold does affect wasps and severe frosts can kill adult wasps (Queen wasps are resistant to frosts once in hibernation) but generally the cold weather just slows down wasps and can even extend their life. These artificial conditions can draw wasps out of nests and into contact with people.
Do wasps use the same nest every year?
Wasps do not generally return to the same place year after year. However, some roofs are favoured for their position and habitat. Some people say to us "we get a wasp nest every year". If you appear to get a wasp nest every year, take a look at your roof, is it exposed to the sun all day?