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Wasps Nest In Shed

Wasps Nest In Your Garden Shed?Sheds Are Popular Nesting Places For Queen Wasps

Why wasps nest in shedsWasps are common visitors to sheds in Bristol, especially later in the year when queen wasps are preparing to hibernate.

Overwintering queen wasps find garden sheds irresistible hibernation sites, perfect for a new nest in the spring.
The Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris - pictured) and the German Wasp (Vespula germanica) are the most common species of wasps you're likely to encounter in a garden shed, and unfortunately, they also build the largest nests!
Wasps like sheds because they are so easy to enter, rarely disturbed and warm quickly in sunlight - perfect for a developing brood of wasps.
How dangerous are wasps nests in sheds?A wasps nest in your shed will start off discreetly because only the queen is building the nest.

After about a month she will see her first brood of eight to sixteen daughter wasps hatch and begin helping her build the nest.
For wasps nests smaller than an ap…