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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Freyja, Jul 1, 2009.


  1. Freyja

    Freyja PetForums VIP

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    Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the absence of wasps this year?



    There's usually loads about but this year I've not seen any yet just loads of big bees. Not that I like them I hate them and am glad not to see them I just wandered if anyone esle had seen any about.
     
  2. Nonnie

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    I havent seen one so far this year.

    Ive got hundreds of bees in the garden, which is great.
     
  3. bexy1989

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    i've not noticed

    we have a nest is our garden :eek:
     
  4. Classyellie

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    Haven't seen any wasps at all this year :confused:

    I have however seen lots of bees in my garden :)
     
  5. ~Tete

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    Because pest control is getting better, we've almost made them go extinct! (yay i have bad memories of wasps)
     
  6. sequeena

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    Now you mention it I've barely seen any wasps or bees this year!

    However, something between a flying ant/wasp landed on my arm yesterday, it was HUGE :eek:
     
  7. Jazzy

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    I haven't seen many wasps for a few years now in our area - I'm glad too cos I hate them.:D
     
  8. basi

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    I have been thinking the same thing actually, though plenty bumbles around.
     
  9. rona

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    I think you will find that wasps aren't usually around in large numbers until July anyway. They usually increase in numbers when their main food source is in abundance, I know that us humans can get fruit any time of year but the wasp has to wait for our British fruit to ripen :001_tt2::D
    I have seen quite a few over the last two weeks :)
     
  10. bichonsrus

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    I have definatly had a couple of wasps visiting me in the last few weeks, im in london, is it certain areas that they are absent from?
     
  11. CharleyRogan

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    I have seen a couple recently and a lot of bumble bees in my garden!
     
  12. frags

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    not had many here either!! i do hate wasp tho and glad of not seeing many, if 1 flies near me i flap around like a 5 year old lol
     
  13. CharleyRogan

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    Wasps are chavs of the insect world!
     
  14. frags

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    very true... no good for anything! :D
     
  15. CharleyRogan

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    Bumble bees are nice, i hate wasps!
     
  16. frags

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    yeah bee's dont scare me as there not inclined to sting for no reason oh and they make yummy honey :p
     
  17. owieprone

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    loads of bees this year, more honey bees than fozzbuts this year, someone must have a hive nearby.

    i'm hoping the bees have passed their lurgy on to the wasps and wiped them out.. there is a nest near us and so far we've seen hardly any so i'm hoping they've all died. last year the overflow tried to colonize our front porch, sealing them in with expanding foam soon stopped that! :001_tt2:

    evil horrid things, must get a preying mantis as a pet to feed the wasps too!
     
  18. Ducky

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    yeah its still too early for the wasps to come out in full force.

    heres hoping they dont though. i absolutely hate them more than anything.

    iv seen a few so far but not many.
     
  19. CharleyRogan

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    We had a nest last year of wasps, in a cabinet thing that was put in the back garden because it was no use, I opened it to check if anything was in it, and i knocked it by mistake, and was stung several times, scared the living hell outta me and it hurt! We then got pest control out, they said I had been lucky that i wasn't stung much because of the time of day that I did it, it could have been worse
     
  20. rona

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    Wasps feed their larvae on large numbers of small pests such as aphids, flies and caterpillars.
     
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