A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera. In the UK, the most likely species of wasp is vespula vulgaris or vespula germanica.
The most commonly known wasps, are in the family vespidae and are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg laying queen and non reproducing workers.
Social wasps are considered pests, especially when they nest in or close to buildings. People are most often stung in late summer, when wasp colonies stop breeding new workers; the existing workers search for sugary foods and are more likely to come into contact with humans.
Wasp nests are made in or near houses, such as roof spaces, can present a danger as the wasps may sting if people come close to them. Stings are usually painful rather than dangerous, but in rare cases suffer life threatening anaphylactic shock.
If you've spotted lots of wasps and your worried about getting stung call a professional pest controller.
Here at LadyBug Pest control we apply insecticide near the entrance of the nest. The wasps then bring the chemical into the nest. After a couple of days the wasps will die from the dose of the pesticide.
Even if you think your wasps nest is at an inaccessible height, do not despair, we have the tools to treat the nest in the safest possible way.