I’m supposed to be off to explore a ground nest of what is likely to be a major imported pest species here...the European wasp.
The person who found it was too scared to go close enough even to tell if it was wasps or bees.
We have a native wasp that looks startlingly like the European wasp, so I figured I’d go try and identify it. If it’s the European we should exterminate like a very Dalek.
Problem is how and who? Councils do it on public land, but we aren’t and it’s up to us.
They’re pretty dangerous so you need an exterminator. I probably shouldn’t just spray Mortein down there! Particularly since I am allergic to their stings and they can sting until they run out of poison and they attack together!