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New species of wasp discovered in England

Parasitic wasp spotted at Kent nature reserve is confirmed to be new genus and species to Britain A species of wasp that has never been recorded in the country has been discovered at a British nature reserve. The parasitic wasp, … Continue reading

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Wasps invade local home

A tradesman carrying out routine work at a home in the Tattyreagh area was working near the roof of the house when he heard a dulling humming. Pulling back the fascia board, he found an active wasp nest built through the … Continue reading

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Wasp nest calls get pest team buzzing

The district has been buzzing with wasps this summer according to West Oxfordshire District Council’s pest control service. Pest control officer Sandro Silvestri responded to as many as 22 appointments a day to carry out treatments of wasps’ nests during … Continue reading

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Dozens stung by wasps at Great Reno Balloon Races

A swarm of wasps attacked dozens of people, including a group of kindergarteners who had gathered in a Reno, Nevada, park to watch a hot air balloon competition,. Washoe County officials say 48 people were treated at the scene after … Continue reading

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Wasps and Mice found in our schools

OVER £22,000 has been paid by North Ayrshire Council in the last four and a half years attempting to tackle pest control in schools. And in the last year, schools in Irvine and Kilwinning have faced issues with rats, wasps, … Continue reading

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Britain’s Indian summer could lead to an ‘invasion’ of wasp swarms

A hot start to the summer led to ideal conditions for swarms of wasps which caused a large increase in insect populations. People are so frightened of the vicious flying insects that sales of wasp control products from one company … Continue reading

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Grandfather killed by swarm of wasps in ‘tragic accident’ at holiday park

An 83 year-old man was killed by a swarm of wasps after he accidentally disturbed their nest on holiday. Grandfather Clive Southall mistakenly disturbed the nest whilst clearing woodland near to his holiday home in Welshpool, Mid Wales. The inquest … Continue reading

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People told to prepare for a bumper year for wasps

People are being warned about an invasion of aggressive, hungry wasps due to swarm our way. Just a few weeks after the UK was left reeling from a plague of flying ants, thousands of wasps are expected to swarm gardens … Continue reading

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Warning as man killed by wasps

Warning as man killed by wasps A MAN has been killed by a swarm of wasps after he tried to destroy their nest. Forty-four year old Stéphane Bredin, a father of one child, had been trying to destroy a wasp … Continue reading

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Terrifying warning after DEADLY hornets that killed SIX in France arrive in the UK

Terrifying warning after DEADLY hornets that killed SIX in France arrive in the UK KILLER Asian hornets “four times the size of a wasp” which can kill an adult in minutes have arrived in Britain. And the threat to humans … Continue reading

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Wasps are among pests tackled at Hinckley hospital

Hospital staff have been forced to call out pest control teams to deal with rodents, ants and other pests 464 times in the last year. Shocking new figures show that there were 359 incidents across Leicester’s city hospitals, with the … Continue reading

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North East told to expect a wasp invasion – more than 10,000 people stung last year

Swarms of wasps could be set to invade ​the North East this summer, experts are warning. The cold winter followed by a mild spring mean conditions are perfect for the insects to thrive. And with more warm weather on its … Continue reading

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Is an invasion of wasps on its way

Is an invasion of wasps on its way. Wasp-haters could find themselves running for cover this summer – as experts predict a bumper year for the stinging insect. A survey issued by the British Pest Control Association found that Nottingham City … Continue reading

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Bumper year predicted for wasps

  And with forecasters predicting warmer than average weather for the rest of May and June, industry insiders are expecting a huge rise in both the number and size of nests. Figures produced by the British Pest Control Association last … Continue reading

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Invasion of tough European bumblebees could wipe out their weaker British cousins, scientists warn

Since arriving in the UK from continental Europe 13 years ago, tree bumblebees have rapidly spread despite them carrying high levels of an infection that normally prevents queen bees from producing colonies, according to new research carried out by Royal … Continue reading

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What has happened to the Buckfast bees of Millport

A mystery slump in the bee population on the isle of Cumbrae has left the community baffled. Estimates given suggest that upwards of tens of thousands of bees have been killed during the past year. A beekeeping group had been … Continue reading

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Hornets

Hornets are less aggressive than many more frequently encountered wasp species. in spite of their fearsome reputation, they generally only sting in defence of their nest or when something picks them up and their stings are no more dangerous to … Continue reading

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How a swarm of angry wasps nearly killed me: GAVAN NADEN was just mowing the lawn… then horror struck

  Frankly, if anyone had ever told me that cutting the lawn could be life-threatening, I’d have laughed into their Pimm’s. Mowing is one of those long-winded jobs that can bring a smile to your face. The aroma of freshly … Continue reading

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