Wasps in early June
Posted on 15th June 2019 at 15:53
Its early June and we are starting to see active wasp nests for the first time; people think that they've just arrived and started building their nest but the Queen wasp emerged around Easter from hibernation and they've been increasing in numbers since then.
The grey colour and the shape of the nest is a give away and so is the location: classic European wasp nest.
Physically there is little difference between the different wasp species, however its their behaviour that we see.
This nest is being built by European or German wasps, these are more aggressive than the common wasp due to their habit of nesting in places like this, its more exposed than nests of the common wasp that build their nests within structures. Their aggressive nature is due to the fact that they would experience more predation in this environment.
There is a new arrival into the UK that forms similar nests and thats the Saxon wasp but these and European will nest in lofts but predominantly we'll see these in bushes and trees.
These two species are more dangerous than the common wasp as you're more likely to bump into it when gardening or carrying out tree surgery.
Its worth taking note of the movement of wasps when out gardening - sure sign of a wasp nest present? The wasps fly directly in and out without deviation.
Watch aircraft coming into Heathrow Airport - a direct approach and departure, wasps fly in lazy loops when hunting for insects, when they are coming and going from a nest - its more of the case where they're cleared to land!
If you discover a wasp nest in Henley or Marlow call out the professionals; all you have to do is fasten your seat belt, sit back and relax! We will get a technician out to you within 24 hours of call - we guarantee our wasp nest treatments to so when we say our customers are our priority - we mean it.
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