Our buildings and gardens are ideal for wasps because they provide food and an anchorage for their nests. Your fruit trees in your back garden can be a feeding site to many hundreds of wasps in the Summer.
- Cause painful stings and even death. Their stings produce histamine in humans and can cause anaphylaxis. This can cause swelling in airways, difficulty in breathing and a drop in blood pressure. It is this condition that can prove life threatening.
- Swarm which can be very dangerous. If you discover a wasp nest it is very tempting to eradicate yourself. Unless you are quick you can be surrounded by hundreds of very angry wasps that will sting you many times over.
- Cause alarm particularly around children.