Wasp nest treatment
Destroying a wasp nest only takes a single visit with a guarantee that the nest will no longer be active. A nest will not be re-used once the queen has been destroyed.
The treated nest should be left in situ so that any wasps that were out foraging become contaminated by it on their return. If it was removed immediately then the returning wasps would attempt to rebuild the nest in the same location. Other wasps will not colonise a treated nest.
Life cycle of a wasp
The queen wasp comes out of hibernation from March when the weather becomes more consistently warm. She will then build a small nest, start laying her eggs and forage for food such as greenfly, caterpillars and other small insects.
Through the early part of the summer the worker wasps take over nest building, using chewed wood from fences or trees. The queen wasp releases pheromones to control the workers and tell them what to do. However, this stops during August and she loses control of the nest. The worker wasps then have no purpose and this is when they are particularly interested in your sweet drinks and food and become a nuisance! This usually lasts until the first major frost. The last worker wasps become fertile and leave the nest to hibernate for the following season, thereby becoming next season’s queen wasps.
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