Negative Characteristics: They can inflict a nasty sting if provoked.
Redeeming Characteristics: Top predator in the garden devouring many insect pests.
- Be safe, wasps will gang up on you to protect their nest.
- Wear a hat/veil and thick clothing. Don't climb ladders to access the nest.
- Choose the right product for the nest - sprays if you can see the nest, - powders if you can't
- Watch the nest for several minutes before you approach in order to work out their flight path.
- Move slowly and avoid the wasps main flight path to and from the nest.
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How to Prevent Entry
It is the ability of wasps to cause painful stings that most concerns people and that is good enough reason to try and keep wasps out of our food preparation premises.
The only two things you can reasonably do are:
- fit screens to kitchen and food preparation area windows
- fit chain or plastic screens to doorways