These wasps love to hide in fruit trees and attack unsuspecting travelers who venture too close. Their favorite tree to hide in is the pïtch tree, due to the extreme popularity of the pïtch fruit. Chances are, if you find a pïtch tree, you’ve also found a handful of pitch wasps. Their venom is nonlethal, but is fast-acting and painful. Pitch wasps derive sustenance from the anguish of those they attack, through a psychic bond created by the pitch wasp’s venom. Squishing or swatting a pitch wasp is not recommended, as they burst into a poisonous, black sticky mass, hence the name ‘pitch’ wasp. It is advised to avoid them entirely. Topical painkillers should be administered as soon as possible, if necessary.