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wasps and wood

A wasp can fly faster than a running human!

If you try and swat a wasp, it will emit a pheromone which will attract other wasps.

Only female wasps can sting and it is used as a way of defence.

They can sting multiple times, unlike a bee that can only sting once.

The two main species of wasp in the UK are Vespula vulgaris and Vespula germanica.

The Queen wasps come out of hibernation, usually in early April to commence nest building.wasp, wasp control by No-Nonsense Pest Control

When the first batch of eggs hatch out and pupate into wasps, these will then support the Queen by bringing back food and continuing the nest building, allowing the Queen wasp to concentrate on laying eggs.

A typical wasps’ nest can be found underground or in buildings, walls, trees and other foliage.

The wasp’s nest can be very complex and is constructed from a wood and saliva mixture and can be of various colours depending on the materials used.

wasp nestLarger wasps’ nests can house several thousand wasps if left alone.

Inside the nest the temperature can be up to 10 degrees warmer than the outside!

If a nest is threatened, the wasps that are defending the nest will emit pheromones to alert the rest of the colony.

Wasps will eat large numbers of aphids and caterpillars and also cross pollinate plants and flowers.

Towards the end of the summer, the wasps will change their diet from meat to fruit, with the result that many will over indulge and become more dangerous if disturbed.

As winter approaches and the temperature gradually drops, the new Queens will leave the nest to hibernate ready for the new season, the following year.

Should you need help to deal with a wasp nest or need wasp control or wasp removal, or have a problem with hornets in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood, Verwood or any BH postcode in Dorset and some SP postcode areas contact:

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