Pest Control News

Friday, 31 August 2018

Increase in Wasps

Increase in Wasps


Have you noticed more wasps buzzing around this summer? 

Although an increase of wasps was expected in 2018 due to the two-year cycle, the hot weather has enhanced an influx of wasp production! Their nest is built in the Spring and is very well established by this time of year. As we are at the end of August and the beginning of September, now is the prime time for wasps to become more of a nuisance whilst they forage for sweet treats. It is now that they are looking for preferred food for the young wasps including fruits as a favourite. Due to the change in weather in these months and fruits begin to fall and begin to degrade, this is a great food source for wasps. This degrading fruit contains some level of alcohol which makes wasps more confident and sometimes more aggressive.  

Interestingly, when a wasp feels threatened it emits pheromones which signals to other wasps that back up is required. This is why it is important not to disturb a nest. Wasps do not die after one sting, they can actually sting many times. 

If you come into contact with a wasp, it is advised to remain calm and slowly move away. If you are obviously agitated, then a wasp may feel threatened and could sting to defend itself. 


If you see many wasps in one particular area, there could be a nest nearby or a tasty food source. If there is a nest, we suggest you give us a call as it can be dangerous to try and remove a nest by yourself. Our professional team can come and have a look at the nest and offer suggestions on how best to deal with it.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or phone for a quote today.

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