There are two types of wasp commonly found in the UK, the Common Wasps and the German Wasps. The queen wasp hibernate during the winter in buildings or under the bark of trees. In spring the queen wasp look for nesting sites such a hole in the ground, a hollow tree or in spaces within the eaves of a building, lofts, attics and garden sheds, etc.

The queen wasp will build her golf ball size nest with a papery material that she makes by chewing small pieces of wood mixed with saliva. In the nest she will raise a few workers and these will start to enlarge the nest and help to rear the next generation of wasps. Wasp nest construction starts in earnest in June and will usually reach it’s maximum in size in September.

Worker wasps will look for food up to 400 meters from the wasp nest. Workers feed mainly on sugary materials such as nectar.

The size of wasp colonies will vary from year to year, but at its maximum wasp nests may contain between 5 -10,000 wasps. In the Autumn, the young wasp queens mate and leave the wasp nest to hibernate, the rest of the wasp nest then  become a problem seeking out food, they invade picnic areas beer gardens and out door catering events. Most wasp traps on the market for these situations cause swarm feeding making the situation worsen.

We supply and install Wasp-Bane traps, the trap that really work.