Record European wasp season produces extraordinary nests

Record European wasp season produces extraordinary nests.

Canberrans have been revelling in the unusually warm autumn and so has the European wasp, with the eWasp hotline experiencing its busiest season since 2015 and a record number of nests confirmed.

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CoreEnviro Solutions Senior Pest and Weed Officer, Jim Bariesheff said the current season had seen 798 confirmed Wasp nests, including an extraordinarily large one in McKellar measuring 1.4 metres long, 80 centimetres high and 50 centimetres wide.

“In January we reported approximately 2,000 wasps per nest, but with the large volume of nests reported and destroyed since we have experienced larger than normal nests with some containing over 10,000 wasps,” Mr Bariesheff said.

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