Polistes Nimpha: ‘First’ sighting of wasp species in Warwickshire

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Polistes Nimpha: ‘First’ sighting of wasp species in Warwickshire. The first sighting of a species of wasp usually found in Southern Europe is believed to have been made on mainland Britain. Sabina George, 79, spotted the Polistes Nimpha paper wasp at Compton Verney Art Gallery, in Warwickshire, and said she…

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Millions of German wasps invade homes across Britain after feasting on windfall apples

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Millions of German nightmare wasps invade homes across Britain after feasting on windfall apples that make them drunk, angry and liable to attack. Millions of German nightmare wasps are invading homes across Britain after guzzling the juice of windfall apples making them drunk and liable to attack. The German Wasp…

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Wasps: If you can’t love them, at least admire them

Wasps: If you can’t love them, at least admire them. Wasps have very useful functions, one of which is to keep other insects in check. Every insect you can think of probably has some wasp that will attack it. If that wasn’t the case, we’d almost certainly be using more…

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Wasp Advice from Gulliver’s Land Milton Keynes

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Wasp Advice from Gulliver’s Land Milton Keynes. Some useful help and advice about wasps, from the people at Gulliver’s Land in Milton Keynes. How to keep the wasps away… Don’t wear perfume, aftershave, scented hair products. Wear scent-free sunscreen. Wasps don’t like mint! Mint plants dotted around the park. Wrap…

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Huge swarm of bees filmed outside office in central London

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A huge swarm of bees filmed outside an office in central London. This massive swarm of bees was filmed resting on a metal pole outside a London office block. Several nervous pedestrians were seen trying to stay clear of the insects which had made a temporary home for themselves in…

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Huge Wasps Nest found in Home

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Huge Wasps Nest found in Home. A Basingstoke pest control expert was called to a house in Basingstoke when plumbers refused to fix a boiler. Shane Jones, 50, who owns Ridtek pest control, attended the call where he found dozens of queens inside a gigantic nest. The nest was easily…

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Wasp, Wasp, Go Away!

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Wasp, Wasp, Go Away! Tips keep flying visitors away from humans… It’s that time of year again when wispy wasps buzz around patios, porches, gardens, sheds or anywhere else they’re unwanted. It seems like they carry pocket meters that tell them exactly where to construct a nest in the most…

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Get to know your wasps

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Get to know your wasps: University of California entomologist addresses misconceptions. Rachael Long, a University of California Cooperative Extension entomologist and crop adviser, recently told me a story about three wasps that people frequently encounter around their homes and often have misconceptions about. Cooperative extension advisers get interesting questions from…

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Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps

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Scientists: Why we should appreciate wasps. Scientists have put together a map of the UK’s wasp population, showing the distribution of key species. Data recorded by volunteers gives an insight into where wasps are living in the nation’s grasslands, woodlands and towns. The researchers say wasps are a much maligned…

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The Japanese tradition of raising and eating wasps

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The Japanese tradition of raising and eating wasps. Edible insects are often talked about as a possible “food of the future” – but what does insect-eating actually look like in the here and now? Guest producer Soleil Ho is the food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and writer of…

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