Wasp report August 2009

Traditionally the peak month for wasp activity and interaction with humans, this August was no exception.

Breeding conditions through June and July were such that the wasp population was generally high, though it must be said that there were quite significant regional variations throughout the uK.

Human outdoor living activities are also at a peak, especially this year with the advent of ‘staycations’ for many UK residents, consequently stinging incidents were also at a high with wasps attracted to the foodstuffs available at many barbecues, picnics, tea rooms, beer gardens, caravan and camp sites, and other outdoor leisure situations.