European Paper Wasp
(Polistes dominula)

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Black and yellow abdomen, black and yellow thorax and head
Adult workers are around 2 cm Long

Black and yellow abdomen, black and yellow thorax and head
Adult workers are around 2 cm Long

Description

Biology

Queen lays eggs. The eggs hatch, Larvae stage started
Workers feed larvae with live paralysed insects, Larvae go into the pupae stage, Adults emerge

Food

Paper wasps feed on fruit, nectar from flowers and insects, mostly caterpillars

Habitat

The Paper wasp can be found in grasslands or forest, Paper wasp will build its nests in hollow trees, bushes and wall cavities

Reasons for control

Nuisance:

Food safety:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

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