Wasps, believe it or not, are good for the garden. They eat insects and other pests that attack our garden plants, and without them, our garden flowers and vegetable crops would be stripped bare by other pest insects.
They are natural predators for greenfly, spiders, flies, cockroaches and ants amongst others. With several hundred species of predatory wasps, they do a good job at keeping our food source and plants free from damage. The wasps themselves are a good source of protein for those that eat insects and wasp larvae is very nutritious and low in fat.
The most common wasp that we see in our gardens and out during the summer months is the Yellow Jacket Wasp. This species is a social wasp, and if they find a good food source they will alert the other wasps so all can take part in the feast. So while you are having your lunch break in the parks of Exeter or a picnic on the beach at Exmouth and that one wasp is buzzing around capture it under a glass/cup, at least while you are eating, it won’t then be able to get the other wasps and alert them of the feast on offer.
You can then let it go when you have finished your meal and everyone is happy. Waving your arms around & panicking will just send the wrong signals to the wasp who will think it is under threat, and there is a good chance, it will do its best to sting you.
If you are having a problem with wasp nest then this can be very serious and you will need specialist help. Wasp nest can even cause structural damage to your property, as well as being a real pest and inconvenience. If you think you have a wasp nest give Isca Pest Control a call and we can treat it for you with the right tools to ensure removal and peace for all.