Wasps are one of the most feared stinging insects that come out during the summer months. Since they normally hibernate during the cold seasons, what does climate change mean for these pests? Can we expect to have more of them around?
Invading New Territory
Climate change is having an impact on wasps in a couple of ways. Scientists have discovered that warmer temperatures make it easier for non-native wasp species to invade new territory. For example, Asian hornets made their way to the U.K. during the heat wave of 2016. Future heat waves could make it possible for this type of wasp to come back or to end up in other countries where they normally aren’t found.
Coming Out of Hibernation
Wasps are active mainly in the summer and they spend the winter months in hibernation. Cold weather doesn’t destroy these pests. In fact, spiders are the main threat to wasps during their hibernation. Scientists believe that warmer temperatures are generally more favorable for wasps, which might be good news for pest control companies in New Jersey. However, for people the warmer climate change may lead to regular increases of these stinging pests.
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