wasp report February 2008

Similar reports as in January of disturbed hibernating Queen Wasps in evidence indoors and occasionally outdoors. Too early to say for sure whether this is forming a trend and whether these wasps are actually emerging from hibernation earlier due to the mild weather, or whether it is due to disturbance of their hibernation habitat. If the mild weather continues it could herald a bumper year for wasp activity, if a prolonged cold snap occurs once Queens have emerged from hibernation it could reduce wasp populations for the year.