Spring sunshine already attracting wasps to gardens
During March 2012, England has experienced sunshine over its towns, parks and beaches. However, the sun has also welcomed back a more familiar figure, and definitely not a pleasant one either, – Vespula vulgaris, or, more commonly known as – Wasps.
Wasps usually build their nests in spring, depending on climatic conditions. In this case, England has experienced a lot of sunshine which has affected the growth cycle of wasps, speeding it up. Thus, it is a good idea to eliminate wasps before they grow in numbers and interfere with daily tasks in summer. Wasps have already hovered around gardens, interfering with daily activities during this rarity of spring sunshine. As we all know, wasps have a short temperament and will sting humans with little provocation. To some individuals, systemic or allergic reactions can occur such as vomiting, anxiety, chest pain, swelling of the mouth and throat and more.
You will need to keep a close eye out for wasps as not only can they be a nuisance to you but especially to your children who are more vulnerable and may venture into areas where wasps nests are hidden. However, nests can be found in areas where you may be very much exposed to such as the corner of a garden shed, attached to walls and animal burrows.
It is not advisable to get rid of wasp nests yourself. Firstly, you may get stung by a lot more than one wasp as you will be attacking their home and will probably only eliminate a handful. Secondly, the only way to eradicate wasps is by eliminating the ‘queen’ wasp which stops the reproductive cycle. Usually the queen is found deep in the nest, which again, can be a problem.
Merlin Pest Control can help tackle the outbreak of wasps for you so you can enjoy spring and summer without being interfered by wasps. We always approach pests in a safe and environmentally manner.