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bodger

A very good question.

Where are all the wasps this year? I've hardly seen a one. Here's what they say is the answer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23356578
horace

I don,t mind a shortage of wasps as son in law is allergic to wasp stings
sod

May we have the same spring as you had  
sandrar

We have a wasp nest in the bank just where we park the car. There is a constant flow of wasps in and out. I would take a photo only .........
NZPOME

They'll turn up at the end of the season, be sure of that! Generally seconds after you sit outside to eat!
hopefullbry

As  expected from last years bad weather and very low wasp counts, i am up on wasps nest destruction so far than the whole of last years summer.

Good for some BAD for Pesties lol  
mrs tiggywinkle

There may be a shortage of wasps, but this is more than made up for with BLUEBOTTLES!!!!!!
hopefullbry

4 nests treated today, and boy were they aggressive    

bdooly big Europeans Germans    
12Bore

Go for it hopefullbry, the more you get, the happier I'll be!
Seabird

12Bore wrote:
Go for it hopefullbry, the more you get, the happier I'll be!


same here  

Do badgers go for wasps' nests? I know they're going for ground nesting bees at the moment because the ground's hard and few earthworms.

There was a bumblebee nest in the garden right outside my son's kitchen door - rather a worry as g.daughter has a bee sting allergy. Very sad to see bees go but the badger has done him a favour this weekend and dug them up and turned over a weedpatch ready for planting   In my son's words 'it looked as though someone had lobbed a couple of grenades into the garden!'
hopefullbry

Do badgers go for wasps' nests? I know they're going for ground nesting bees at the moment because the ground's hard and few earthworms.

Yep they sure do, after the Larvae in the nest

Got stung today    ( didnt know there was a great big hole in black bag )  nest fell out the bottom onto the floor  
Seabird

hopefullbry wrote:
Do badgers go for wasps' nests? I know they're going for ground nesting bees at the moment because the ground's hard and few earthworms.

Yep they sure do, after the Larvae in the nest

Got stung today    ( didnt know there was a great big hole in black bag )  nest fell out the bottom onto the floor  


OUCH!!
sod

How do you treat your wasps nests? We mark wait till dark so most are in then spray petrol in and close up.  
WhatCameFirst

mrs tiggywinkle wrote:
There may be a shortage of wasps, but this is more than made up for with BLUEBOTTLES!!!!!!


Yes!  Horrid things.

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