The common wasp is about 12-17mm in size, has a black and yellow striped body with a narrow waist.


Wasps build nests with a combination of wood pulp and saliva. Nests start off small and they can reach sizes larger than a football. Nests are usually built in sheltered areas with easy access to the outside.

Wasp nests can be found in:

  • roof spaces
  • wall cavities
  • under eaves
  • sheds
  • garages and bird boxes

Wasps can become a nuisance and will become aggressive and repeatedly sting if they are disturbed.

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