Wasp lifespans vary according to species. Female worker wasps live an average of 12-22 days. Drones (males), on the other hand, live slightly longer, and queens can live up to a year (as they hibernate).
How Long do Wasps Live Indoors?
Indoor wasps have a variable lifespan. In most cases, it is a few days. However, it is species- and environment-dependent.
I’m not sure how long wasps live on average – I’m guessing it varies by species. If you’re referring to the common paper wasp, I believe I’ve read that they have a two-year lifespan – but only when they can hunt. Inside a house, life expectancy is entirely dependent on the conditions.
Of course, the most critical factor is water – a wasp is perfectly capable of reaching water in a toilet bowl, but the duration of that access may depend on the toilet’s design and fill mechanism.
Because most houses are not completely sealed and lack humans, they are likely to have an abundance of other insects for the wasp to eat – wasps are predatory eaters of other insects and arachnids. Wasp versus spider is a fairly common subject for nature photographers to film.
Who will win is somewhat of a toss-up. Again, the degree to which the house is sealed has a significant effect on whether the wasp stays inside – it may be very tempted to seek a way out, and it would not require a very large hole – through an electrical opening or other such almost imperceptible (to humans – but not to arthropods) gap.
One significant issue for the wasp would be a lack of sunlight, while another would be a lack of company for communal species. T
here are numerous solitary species, but the ones most frequently encountered by humans are those that build nests and form colonies.
The common paper wasp is the most prevalent – and also the one that stings humans the most frequently.
They are, however, deserving of tolerance because they are extremely beneficial predators on things like tent caterpillars. BTW – common household ammonia, applied with a cotton ball, is the quickest and most accessible treatment for bee and wasp stings.
The effect on a honey bee sting is almost magical – as close to instantaneous as one can get.
Although wasp stings take a little longer to treat, they are still an effective treatment. Ammonia also works on fire ant stings – but be cautious when treating large areas – it is best to seek medical attention for more than a few stings, particularly on children!
If a wasp gets trapped in my bedroom, how long will it stay alive for without a hive?
Immediately after I swat him with a newspaper! However, a wasp, like almost all other living things on the planet, requires water and food.
Without water, it will perish more quickly! Ascertain that it did not have a water source on the premises.
It only requires a small amount at a time, so keep an eye out for small droplets or condensation anywhere. You may wish to capture it and release it outside. Simply do not enrage him!