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European Wasps

Vespula germanica

What are European Wasps?

Wasps can be serious pests. They defend their nest aggressively, swarming out to attack if disturbed. Their sting is painful and multiple stings, or a sting to the throat can be dangerous.

European wasps are considered an environmental pest. In large numbers, they are a threat to native insects and spiders. In some cases however, they may have some beneficial value as a predator of other insect pests.

Wasps usually feed on sweet substances such as secretions from insects and fermenting fruit.