‘Humongous’ wasps’ nest found in Newbury garage cupboard

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‘Humongous’ wasps’ nest found in Newbury garage cupboard. One thing you really do not want to discover when opening a cupboard in your garage is to find a nest full of 15,000 wasps. That is exactly what happened to a man in Newbury, Berkshire, who then had to call out…

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Pest expert Rod Yates urges action on European wasps

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Pest expert Rod Yates urges action on European wasps. Attracted by sweet foods and protein, wasps have become problematic around some al fresco dining areas and for Bunnings customers buying sausage sandwiches on weekends. … “The first thing that needs to be said is don’t underestimate the power of their…

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Wasp Nest Muster Coming to Nelson

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They say the only good wasp is a dead one. John Eason would rather take them alive. The Golden Bay pest eradication expert has made a career out of wasp control. Read More: https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/wasp-wipeout/102134615/wasp-nest-muster-coming-to-nelson

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Record European wasp season produces extraordinary nests

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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. CoreEnviro Solutions Senior Pest and Weed Officer, Jim Bariesheff said the…

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Amateur wasp nest removal ends with scorched roof

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Amateur wasp nest removal ends with scorched roof. A problematic paper wasp nest in the roof of a Nelson home was the cause of a fire. A Nelson man trying to get rid of a wasp nest in his roof ended up setting fire to his house. The Nelson Fire…

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Great-grandmother killed by wasp sting had no idea she was allergic

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A woman collapsed in her garden and died after she was stung by a wasp, an inquest has heard. Desiree Pell, 78, died on August 16 last year at her home in Queensway, Ruskington, due to an allergic reaction to the sting. Read more: https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/great-grandmother-killed-wasp-sting-1395551

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Wasp buster kept busy during Nelson collection

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Paper wasp nest collector who asked for nests in the Nelson area was inundated with calls. Golden Bay’s John Eason said he had more than 150 calls from residents requesting his services during a Monday visit across the Takaka Hill following a story on Stuff. Over the weekend, Eason was…

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Wasps voted NZ’s most disliked wildlife

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“One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town. They drove the picnickers away, They chased the farmers from their hay, They stung Lord Swell on his fat bald pate, They dived and hummed and buzzed and ate, And the noisy, nasty nuisance grew Till the villagers…

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Super nest of European wasps found, residents warned against stirring up trouble

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People in Canberra are being warned against taking matters into their own hands when it comes to dealing with backyard wasps. Since August the ACT Government’s eWasp hotline has received almost 1,000 calls with reports from residents. “The majority of nests have been reported on residential land in wall cavities,”…

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Flying beauty | Living Lightly | Cuckoo wasps

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Sometimes the small things that surround us can be fascinating. Cuckoo wasps are those remarkable iridescent blue-green jewels you see hovering slowly around your house looking for wasp nests. Although about the size of a fly, these wasps live a bold and vibrant lifestyle. You see, cuckoo wasps are ‘parastoids’.…

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