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Pest Trumps - The Wasp 101

Updated: May 19, 2023

PGM & SON; Pest Trumps - The Wasp 101

Introducing The Wasp!

This week we are excited to carry on with our series of "Pest Trumps" at PGM & SON Pest Control Services with The Wasp.

Each file is available for free download, and you may use them at work to help identify pests for the protection of your workers and customers. The PGM "Pest Control Trump" set of information cards is created to assist with pest-related issues in the UK.



Fact File

UK wasps are mainly Vespula vulgaris (the common wasp) and Vespula germanica (the German wasp). Both wasp types are large yellow and black striped buzzing insects.

Wasps; Did you know

Only female wasps have stingers, and these are for laying eggs. And unlike a bee, a wasp can sting you multiple times – ouch!


A wasp sting can be very painful, and in rare cases fatal.

But that’s not all, distress a wasp and it will emit a pheromone that sends a signal to others in the colony nearby and that puts them all in defense mode. So, not only can a single wasp cause a nasty sting but in calling for back up the wasp has extra strength in numbers.


The Queen Wasp is a warrior. Larger than normal wasps, the Queen wasp builds her nest with individual cells and rears the first worker wasps, within 3-4 weeks. One nest may produce around 3,000 - 8,000 wasps a year.

Nuisance Factor

Wasps trump most other insects as one of the UK’s most feared and potentially aggressive pests. Wasp stings are painful and at worst fatal. Unlike a bee, wasps.


Wasps build the most amazing nests that would give even the world’s greatest architects a run for their money. Every wasp nest is unique, and they build them anywhere to any size. The agility of the wasp to do this in such a short space of time is pretty impressive.


Little known beneficial pest, the wasp is the gardener’s friend. Feeding their grubs on insects and caterpillars they reduce the pest population in the garden saving your plants, flowers and vegetables! An early pollinator, wasps are also great for the environment.

Overall PGM Rating 7/10

We can’t help but be impressed by both the architectural skillset and their ability to cause pain despite their size. These are highly evolved insects which also benefit our environment. We’ve given them a high rating for their skills but marked them down for their nuisance factor.

Pest Trumps - The Wasp 101


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To aid with pest-related issues in the UK, PGM & SON are creating a complete variety of "Pest Trump" documents that are available for the pest management industry and the general public to download for free. Please subscribe to our blog if you want to stay up to date with all of our current developments on the Pest Trump line.

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Our BPCA membership proves we’re committed to excellence in every part of our business.

PGM & SON is a pioneer in ecologically responsible pest management thanks to our pet- and family-friendly technology. We are the Herefordshire area's top-recommended pest control management company. Contact us for assistance, support, and direction.


If you have a pest problem, it’s usually best to call in the professionals. For all your pest problems give PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford a call on 01981 540088 or 07964 370480 for a free no-obligation chat.

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stumbled across your website looking for wasp information, this is just great!

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