Wasp report March 2009

March was mild, dry, and pleasant and consequently sightings of Queens emerging from hibernation were noticeably high both indoors and outdoors. At this time of year they are looking for suitable locations to start building their nests, and will be looking for dry, protected, and secluded sites.

If you have had several sightings of a large wasp buzzing around outside in your garden, she may have found a spot that looks good to her, and soon there may be a nest under construction.If you have seen a large wasp indoors, beware check your attic or loft space, look in the nooks and crannies where the Queen will feel secure. Nests under construction will only be small to begin with, but soon will grow as the colony develops.