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Wasp Life-Cycle

Wasps have a life cycle consisting of four stages: 1. egg, 2. larva, 3. pupa, 4. and adult. This is called “complete metamorphosis”. The entire process from egg to adult takes several weeks to finish. Wasp colonies have a distinct caste system. It includes: 1. Queens – fertile females which lay eggs, 2. Drones – […]

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Spheksophobia – Wasp Phobia

Top tips for dealing with wasp phobia: Try to stop the feeling of panic, the situation will pass away quickly if you are in control Breathe slowly and deeply. This is something you can practice so that it will come naturally to you when the need arises Move slowly and carefully away from the wasp(s) […]

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Protecting you and your family from wasp stings

Being stung by a common wasp is a painful experience and can be life threatening to those who are allergic to stings and may suffer anaphylactic shock. However, you can reduce these risks by taking precautions when outdoors and ensuring that wasps nests are properly treated. Identifying Wasps The most common species of wasp found […]

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Wasp Nests

You should take great care when dealing with wasps as they have a potent sting and can attack in large numbers if disturbed or threatened. A lone wasp trapped indoors can be dealt with using a wasp & fly killer spray.  If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden it is […]

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Nuisance Wasps

Wasps can cause mayhem in the summer garden, especially when you are eating outside. However, it is important to realise that wasps are a vital part of the garden’s natural balance and devour pests such as caterpillars and aphids.  Early in the season wasps feed this protein source to their young, who exude a sweet […]

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Wasps Growing in Numbers

In 2010 calls to wasp nest removal companies trebled over a few months due to warm weather and households allowing nests to go untreated due to having to cut back on spending. The National Pest Technicians Association warns that people should not attempt to remove wasps nests themselves.  In 2010 that organisation saw a 47% […]

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Wasp Benefits

Wasp Benefits During spring and early summer wasps are beneficial to our ecosystem, particularly for farmers and gardeners.  They hunt caterpillars, aphids, houseflies, greenflies, grasshoppers and other insects to feed their young. It is usually only towards autumn when the workers no longer have to feed their young grubs that they look elsewhere to satisfy […]

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Business Owners To Check For Wasps

Pest controllers are warning businesses to act now to make sure trade doesn’t suffer from pests such as wasps and flies this summer. Wasp numbers may be higher than normal this year and business owners, particularly restructures and café owners, are advised  to have a thorough check around their premises, and in spaces like lofts, […]

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Facts About Wasps

There are almost 300 species of wasps in the British Isles. Only the female wasp stings. Wasps do not die after stinging. There are 3 groups of classification for wasps – parasitic, social and solitary. Only the Queen common wasp – a social wasp – survives the winter by hibernating. The common wasp makes her […]

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Don’t Let Cowboys Tackle Your Wasps

With the increase in wasp numbers this year, a rise in cowboy exterminators has been reported to consumer advice bodies.  Numerous homeowners have been charged well over the odds in their haste to get rid of wasp nests. If you have a wasp problem you should ask for recommendations and also to get prices from […]

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