Wasp report July 2009

The warm but wet weather towards the end of the month led to reduced reports of wasp activity, partly due to reduced human outdoor activity and partly due to the weather affecting wasps’ behaviour.

The first two weeks of July saw a very significant rise in reports of wasp nuisance contnuing on from the rise in activity towards the end of June.

Due to generally favourable weather conditions so far this year it is likely that late summer this year will see a real peak in the number of wasps foraging for food, and a consequent peak in the number of human and wasp interactions.

Please see our advice on how best to avoid unpleasant incidents with wasps under the ‘Wasp Info’ tab.

Be careful.