The Waspinator is a visual wasp repellent that utilises wasp’s territorial nature to scare them away. Hang the device anywhere in the garden to create a wasp free zone of around 40ft in diameter.
When a foraging wasp sees the Waspinator the horizontal pattern makes it look fibrous and layered so the insect thinks it’s an enemy nest and flies away as soon as they see it.
The main advantage is that no wasps are killed, allowing them to continue their good work polishing off aphids and cross pollinating plants.
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The wasp most often encountered in the British Isles is the smaller common wasp (Vespula vulgaris). The queens of this and other social species hibernate through the winter in secluded holes in fences or trees, or sometimes indoors – often hanging by their jaws from rafters, curtains and other rough surfaces. Queens emerge from hibernation in spring and start building their nests in underground holes, hollow trees or in the wall and roof cavities of buildings. The nest is more or less spherical or slightly cone-shaped and made from splinters and shavings of wood chewed into a greyish or yellowish paper-like material. By late summer, as the colony grows, a nest may reach the size of a football or even larger. It usually consists of several horizontal tiers of ‘paper’ combs, in which the larvae or grubs are reared, protected and hidden inside several outer layers of ‘paper’. The whole structure is usually suspended from an overhead support or from the ceiling of the nest cavity on a stout ‘paper’ stalk, with an entrance hole at the bottom