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The common and German wasp are well known insects all across the UK.

 

Information

(Vespula Germanica and Vespula Vulgaris)

They are social insects, living in large colonies of between 3000 and 5000 individuals, inside nests made in soil banks, roof spaces and cavities, trees and walls with workers establishing sometimes very large nests around the queen’s initial cell and ensuring she has a plentiful supply of food.

Wasps are most aggressive towards the end of the season, when the new queens have been fertilised and flown away to hibernate through winter making workers redundant. It is this time when they can be most aggressive as they feed on fermenting fruit giving a “tipsy” behaviour and react badly towards anybody interfering with them.

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Appearance

  • Size ranging from 10-20mm in length
  • Distinctive black and bright yellow banding
  • Noticeable “Wasp-Waist”

Habits

  • Large female queens can often be found in warm roof voids during winter hibernating
  • Old nests will never be used again though new nests may be formed close by in good conditions
  • Late in the season, worker wasps seek out sweet and sticky foods causing nuisance in domestic properties, bakeries, fruiterers and sweet factories

Life Cycle

  • Colonies only survive 1 season in the UK
  • Many thousands of eggs are laid by queens throughout spring and summer, hatching into larvae in cells within the nest to be fed by the workers.
  • Larvae develop into Pupae after around 4 weeks where they develop further into wasps over approx. 2 weeks.
  • Wasps season varies every year with differences in weather and temperature though it’s usually around summer time.

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