The Wasps are here!

Signs of a wasps nest and what to look for:

There are several signs that may indicate the presence of a wasp nest nearby. Keep in mind that wasps can build their nests in various locations, such as trees, shrubs, attics, eaves, and underground. Here are some common signs to look out for:


Increased wasp activity

If you notice a sudden increase in the number of wasps in your vicinity, it could indicate the presence of a nearby nest. Pay attention to an unusual concentration of wasps in a specific area.


Sightings of wasps entering or exiting a specific area

Observe the flight patterns of individual wasps. If you notice them repeatedly entering and exiting a specific location, such as a crack, crevice, or hole in a structure, it might indicate a nest is present.


Buzzing sounds

Wasps tend to make a buzzing sound when they are active near their nest. If you hear a consistent buzzing or humming sound in a particular area, it could be an indication of a nest nearby.


Nest material

Sometimes, you may come across wasp nest material, such as chewed wood pulp or plant fibres. Wasps commonly use these materials to construct their nests. Look for small pieces of chewed wood or papery material in areas where wasps are frequently seen.


Visible nests

In some cases, wasp nests may be visible. They can vary in size, shape, and location. Common types of wasp nests include hanging nests that resemble paper lanterns, nests built in tree hollows or underground burrows, or nests attached to the eaves of buildings. If you spot a nest, keep a safe distance, as disturbing it can provoke the wasps.