Wasp report October 2012

A typical Autumnal mix of showers and fine weather, though quite cool, and the first frosts of the year. Our Wasps are getting ready to meet their maker, and next year’s Queens have left the nest to find a nice dry place to hibernate over Winter. Let’s hope most of them make it or next year will continue the downward spiral in Wasp and other flying insect populations. The effect of this on domestic gardens could be significant with aphid and caterpillar populations missing the control effect of Wasps.