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Rhodie



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PostPosted: 19/09/05, 08:01    Post subject: Wasps Reply with quote

Where have all the wasps gone. At Rhode Hill I have seen just one this summer/autumn. This compares with the plague status they were given last year. Is this a local phenomenon or are you in your neck of the Uplyme wood also happily in a wasps free zone this year?
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geoff



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PostPosted: 19/09/05, 08:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come to think of it you are right - just a few dozy ones about a month ago here - apart from the one that stung me while I was cutting the top of our hedge Shocked

I was told a few months ago that new 'superwasps' had been discovered, which had flown across the channel. More like a hornet it seems - is this true ?
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PostPosted: 19/09/05, 15:37    Post subject: Yer Reply with quote

I also heard that they were spost to die out but this year they didnt
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PostPosted: 20/09/05, 15:47    Post subject: super wasps Reply with quote

There is a nest nearby our house of these super wasps. A few have been seen crawling through a space in our roof and some dead ones were found in our loft, the're huge!!!!!!! I think they are hornets.

Im not sure super wasps actualy exist there is probably just an increase in hornet population.
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PostPosted: 20/09/05, 16:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have they been a problem to you over the Summer Joe ?

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PostPosted: 20/09/05, 17:00    Post subject: Not really Reply with quote

The few in the loft have raised awarness and seeing them out side my bedroom window is sometimes rather scary. (I dont like them).

Some have been eating the wooden table we have outside as well.
Other than being right pests no major problems have occured YET.
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PostPosted: 20/09/05, 21:32    Post subject: Re: super wasps Reply with quote

joe wrote:
I think they are hornets.


I think that you are right on this Joe what you are “lucky” to have are almost certainly hornets.
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PostPosted: 20/09/05, 21:39    Post subject: Re: Not really Reply with quote

joe wrote:

Some have been eating the wooden table we have outside as well.

What they are in fact doing is not eating the wood but using it to make paper with which to build their nest in your loft.

joe wrote:


Other than being right pests no major problems have occured YET.

If no major problems have occurred why do you class them as pests Question

Considering the size of hornets we are lucky that they very seldom sting Surprised
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PostPosted: 21/09/05, 15:37    Post subject: Well..... Reply with quote

If you had wasps buzzing round your garden and getting in your way all summer but none have stung you yet. I think you would consider classing them as pests Exclamation
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PostPosted: 21/09/05, 15:58    Post subject: YES Reply with quote

very much so my dad was cutting the hedge and he was stung right between the eyes and i have also been stung and it is painfull
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PostPosted: 21/09/05, 20:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

But not by an hornet surely Question
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PostPosted: 04/10/05, 17:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wouldnt count them as pests but they can get annoying hey yeh cum to think of it the school bins have had no wasp counts at all i dnt no if jow or ollie sor sum round woodroffe
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PostPosted: 04/10/05, 18:18    Post subject: yeah Reply with quote

There are quite a few round Woodroffe Exclamation
Last year one went down my collar Exclamation
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PostPosted: 05/10/05, 12:07    Post subject: Wasps Reply with quote

Both this year and last a swarm of wasps has swarmed in two of my bird boxes .They do a lot of good hoover up pests and feeding them to the queen in exchange for a sweet .Its only when she fies in mid till late August that the workers become a pest as they seek a replacement sweetness.
However this year we had a rather sharp frost in late March which may have killed of quite a few queens before they could start to nest.
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PostPosted: 11/10/05, 17:29    Post subject: wasps Reply with quote

lots of wasps!! + lots of crane fly aswell!! (they invaded us!!!!!!)
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