Wasp report September 2008

The continuing poor weather throughout the UK – dull, wet, and windy – combined with the poor overall conditions all year for wasps, has meant that wasp activity has been generally very low. On the few days where the weather has encouraged outdoor eating, drinking, and socialising by humans, wasps have largely been noticeable by their absence. Where wasp nuisance has been recorded it has often been due to the proximity of a nest, even though wasps do travel quite long distances whilst foraging.