Wasp report October 2010

An unsettled start, middle, and end  to the month with a wet start followed by some warm dry days and then a colder snap from mid month to the end.

Wasp colonies are now starting to reach the end and soon next year’s

Queens will be leaving the nest to look for somewhere to hibernate over Winter, so if you see any large wasps looking suspicious, or particularly interested in any nooks and crannies in and around the house, then be aware that these are next year’s Queens looking for somewhere safe, warm, and sound for the Winter.

Unfortunately the place they choose to hibernate is also often a good place for them to build next year’s nest, with unfortunate consequences if this is in your attic, loft, or garage.