Super Wasps threatening to invade gardens
- Increased temperatures mean it is prime mating time for the German Wasp
- The insect is known for its three black spots on its face and is known as a ‘yellowjacket’
- They are known to populate the South of England and the East Midlands
A huge ‘super wasp’ which can repeatedly sting people could appear in your garden this summer.
The German or European wasp, which is roughly half an inch long, are larger than standard wasps and are recognisable from their three black spots on their faces.
Now experts have said the increased temperatures could lead to a rise in breeding from the yellowjacket wasps.
The European Wasp could appear in your garden this summer due to a rise in temperature
Ian Urquhart, of Advanced Pest Management, told The Sun: ‘Many insects will have come out of hibernation early to seek food.
‘It means we could have more prolific breeding trends and a larger population.
‘We will only know for sure later in the year but we could be facing a bumper season.’
Above is an example of the European Wasp’s nest which was found in a man’s loft
Other experts have said not to ‘smoke them out’ or anger them, as they could swarm.
According to naturespot.org.uk, the wasp can be recognised from its black antennae, the thoracic stripes (which usually bulge in the middle) and its four yellow spots at the rear of the thorax.
While the wasps can inhabit anywhere, they’re known to populate the South of England and the East Midlands in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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