Why Wasps Are All Over Montreal Right Now & What To Do About Them, According To An Expert – MONTREALINABOX
If you’ve left home at all this summer — especially while carrying something sweet — chances are you’ve been harassed by buzzing, flying, stinging, black-and-yellow insects. While wasps are regularly a nuisance during the summer in Montreal, they’ve made their presence known this season, leaving some Quebecers wondering: Are there more wasps than usual this year?
We asked Dr. Julia Mlynarek, an entomologist at Montreal’s Insectarium, what she thinks. She also gave us hacks for fighting off wasps and insight into when we’ll finally be rid of the darned things… at least until next season.
Are there ACTUALLY more wasps than usual this year?
According to Dr. Mlynarek, we don’t know if there are more wasps in the region compared to previous years. But she said there are definitely more wasps now than there were at the beginning of the summer.
“The queen wasps come out in the spring, and they start creating their nest. As the summer progresses, the population within the nest, […] the colony, […] increases in size. So by the end of the summer, we have a lot more wasps than we did at the beginning,” she…
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