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Wasps

Description

Several species of wasp exist in the United Kingdom but the most abundant is the Common Wasp and German Wasp, both of which are widely distributed. Several other species of wasp are widespread in the United Kingdom . Some common non-stinging insects are sometimes mistaken for wasps and these include hover flies and the giant wood wasp.

Wasps have the characteristic black and yellow bands and have a narrow waist in the middle of the body. They vary in size from the workers which are about 15mm (6/10 of an inch) in length to the queen which is 20mm (0.75 of an inch) long and they have two pairs of wings which lock together. The needle-like sting is possessed only by females and is concealed near the tip of the abdomen.

Pest Control Services

If you have more than one nest you will be charged half price for each additional nest.

Please note: We do not treat bees, so please visit the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to ensure it is wasps you are reporting and not bees.

North Warwickshire Borough Council provides a service for the treatment of commercial premises infested with wasps. For a quote please contact pestcontrol@northwarks.gov.uk 

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Last updated Thursday, 6th December 2018

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