Did you know that Median Wasps like to build their nests in shrubs and trees. They are a European wasp that arrived in the UK back in the 1980’s and are slowly spreading across the country from the south up.
We’re finding we attend more jobs for these species of wasp each year.
They tend to be more aggressive than our own native yellow jacket wasp, they’re also slightly larger and have more black than yellow on them.
We’re starting to receive more call outs for wasp sightings and the start of wasp nest building. They’re quite small at the moment and don’t really pose a threat. But in around 4-6 weeks time this little nest we removed from a customers shed would have been roughly the size of a grapefruit. Had it been left longer this nest could potentially develop up to a beach ball size by the end of summer. Sometimes even larger!
Keep an eye out around your property for signs of wasps over the next few months, as the nests start to increase in size, activity around the nest area will increase, making wasps nests easier to spot.
Seen anything similar to these within your loft space?
Well these are rat droppings, about 8mm in size. Mouse droppings look similar but are smaller and are about the size of a grain of rice. If you think you may have some pest sized intruders within your loft and want them gone, then get in touch with us via our contact page.