It’s the time of year where queen wasps are emerging from hibernation and starting to look for suitable nesting sites. You can tell queen wasps apart from the workers due to them being bigger in size and having slightly different markings. From the picture below you can see the spots on the back of the queens abdomen, worker wasps don’t tend to have such prominent spots on them.
We have had quite a few calls now to attend and deal with emerging queens. Sightings are high and customers and friends keep telling us how many wasps they keep spotting at the moment.
I think this year is going to be a very busy year for wasp nest treatments.