Wasps have smooth bodies, as opposed to bees that have hairy bodies. They are about ½ inch to ¾ inch long in a variety of colors and shapes. They live off other insects, primarily spiders. They build their nests from wood fibers, producing a paper like shelter. The paper wasp commonly builds its nest under the eaves of houses or under porch roofs. Potter wasps build tiny jug-shaped mud wasp nests. Cicada killers wasps build their wasp nests in the ground by burrowing. Bees are four – winged, flower-feeding insects. They have enlarged hind feet, branched or feathered body hairs, and generally a stinger. Honeybees and bumblebees are the most common. Bumblebees are larger and stronger than honeybees. Most bees are small from 2 mm (.08 inches) long to 4 cm (1.6 inches) long. Bees and wasps are closely related. The main difference is that bees provide their young with pollen and honey, while wasps eat animal food, insects, or spiders. In addition, wasps have unbranched hairs.
Adult fleas are about 1/8" long. Their body is laterally flattened and is brownish black to black. They have a reddish back when they are full of blood. They have no wings and hop when they move. Adult fleas feed on blood with their piercing-sucking mouthparts. They typically seek a blood meal within two days of becoming an adult. Cat and dog fleas, which are the most common, prefer these two animals but will readily feed on other animals such as rats and even humans.Environmental Services Pest Control, LLC
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