European Paper Wasp
(Polistes dominula)

Introduction

The European paper wasp unlike the Common wasp, are unlikely to disturb your picnic, going for your sandwiches or fizzy drinks. They prefer insects and only likely to sting when attacked

Description

Black and yellow abdomen, black and yellow thorax and head
Adult workers are around 2 cm Long

Biology

Queen lays eggs
The eggs hatch, Larvae stage started
Workers feed larvae with live paralysed insects, Larvae go into the pupae stage, Adults emerge

Food

Paper wasps feed on fruit, nectar from flowers and insects, mostly caterpillars

Habitat

The Paper wasp can be found in grasslands or forest, Paper wasp will build its nests in hollow trees, bushes and wall cavities

Reasons for control

Nuisance:

Food safety:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Droppings

Know your options

Do It Yourself

Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company

In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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