Your safety is of paramount importance to The Wasp Guys. Wasps can be extremely dangerous and they will attack in groups to protect their nests and the queen wasp. On very rare occasions a single sting can cause an anaphylactic shock. If a reaction is caused by a wasp sting, medical attention should be sought immediately. Wasps generally emerge from hibernation between March and June, with the Queen Wasp then taking about 4-6 weeks to build a small nest. Once established in the nest the Queen can lay as many as a hundred eggs every day, resulting in hundreds of extra wasps each week. Only female wasps can sting.
The largest wasp nest found in the UK was above a pub in Southampton and measured 5ft by 6ft.
The largest wasps nest found in the world measured an incredible 22ft in Tenerife in 2013.
Previous largest wasps nest in the world was found in New Zealand in 1967 and measured 12ft.
There are many species of wasp in the UK, with the most common species outlined below: