Wasps are a social insect, forming colonies comprising anywhere from 5000 – 10000 wasps each season.
At the beginning of the year wasp pose minimum threat (this is another matter if the nest is interfered with) and it’s only towards the end of the wasp season they become a nuisance involving individuals.
The rest of the workers and few remaining men become lethargic, and their feeding on over-ripe fruit will create a”tipsy” behaviour, resulting in aggression towards anyone interfering with them. The on-coming winter will kill off the employees and the remaining men, with only the fertilized queens living by hibernating. In this annoyance period, the wasps will be bothering the public in areas like pub parks and gardens , they tend to feed off the sweeter food stuffs such as children’s lolly-pops, soft drinks alcoholic beverages, and pretty much anything containing sugar.
Clearly the nest (if close by) could be treated, but this may indicate that the area being out of bounds for up to 24 hours, this could then lead to loss of business and loss of profits. However other procedures for dealing with wasps can be found. New wasp treatment systems like the waspbane may be accessible to obtain from Critter Control.
The wasbane is a wasp trap, the wasps are drawn and lured into the trap with especially developed attractants, the wasps enter the room of the trap to get into the attractant, once the wasps have entered the trap they can’t escape. The trap can be placed in the base of the beer garden, around parks, or dangling from trees. In a recent study in a famous theme park, it was recorded that after installing the waspbane snare in a variety of locations around the playground, reports of wasp sting went down up to 95 percent in 1 year.