Wednesday, July 13, 2022
A warm spring
It was a warm, dry, and sunny spring. This meant that this year's wasp queens awoke early from their sleep. They got through the first month because of the warm, dry weather. The queen devotes a lot of her work to creating a nest and producing eggs during this time. After a month, the larvae that are produced by these eggs mature into workers. In order to allow the queen to peacefully lay more eggs, the workers continue to construct the nest.
Searching for sweets
The wasps search for soda and sweet pastries out of boredom. The employees receive sweet booze in exchange for feeding the larvae with nutrient-rich insects. There won't be any more larvae after the queen stops producing eggs, which will result in worker unemployment. Wasps continue to obtain the sweetness by searching for our delicacies. The fact that they are already drawn to sweets shows how far along the wasp nests are.
What can you do about wasp nuisance?
It is important to remain calm when you see wasps. A wasp does not seek out humans to sting. Additionally, avoid killing the wasps because doing so creates an odour that other wasps pick up and makes them hostile.
The wasps should be left alone, but how can you make sure they don't cause you too much bother in the garden?
Tip 1: Wasp deterrent
A wasp has its own territory. They won't approach another nest if they observe one. Wasps typically don't construct their nests within 60 metres of another nest. You can hang our wasp repellent in your garden to dissuade wasps, and you'll notice that they stay away. This look a like wasp nest is also good to hang with our clamp hook.
Tip 2: Wesp trap
Another way to have less nuisance is to lure wasps into the trap. Fill a wasp trap with a little lemonade or vinegar and lure the wasps into your garden. We recommend hanging the pot in the place where you are not sitting. By luring the wasps to the other side of the garden, they will fly into the wasp pot and there will be less inconvenience in the area where people are sitting.