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How to tell if you have a Wasp Nest

This time of year it can be hard to know if you have a wasp nest on your property due to the fact that it will not be that big and it could just be the queen, the queen could be away from the nest up to an hour at a time. within the next couple of months it will become more obvious as the queen Wasp will start to hatch workers and grow the nest so you will see more of a flow of wasps going into a hole/gap on your property.

There are many variations in the characteristics of the nests. Identifying a Wasp Nest can be fairly tricky Wasps make their nests from chewed wood pulp and saliva, giving them distinctive papery walls. Nests are usually built in sheltered and undisturbed spots with easy access to the outside. You can often find wasp nests in wall cavities, roof spaces, under eaves, in bird boxes, sheds or garages

Facts About The Wasp Nest

Aerial nests and nests that are very close to the surface of the ground have much thicker envelopes than those under the ground. Because heat is less well insulated above the ground, the wasps build thick envelopes to prevent heat from escaping. Also smaller nests have thicker envelopes than larger nests. This is mainly due to the fact that the amount of heat produced is proportional to the volume of the nest. The larger a nest is the better it will be in conserving the nest warmth. The optimal temperature of the nest is around 32 °C. However, when the temperature rises above the optimal temperature the workers use their wings as fans to cool the nest down

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