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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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Taking The Sting Out Of Wasps

A stingerless wasp no bigger than a grain of rice is the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s latest pest management tool in the ongoing effort to control infestations of the light-brown apple moth, an invasive agricultural and environmental pest. “These tiny wasps are harmless to people and pets, but they have a big appetite […]

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A wasp never forgets a face

A wasp never forgets a face Primates have a face recognition system that enables them to distinguish between individuals, and now, according to a recent study, it seems some wasps do too. But the new study has also found wasps are likely to have evolved their ability quite separately and it may work in a […]

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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, […]

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How to deal with wasps

How to deal with 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 […]

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