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09 May 2018

Wasp Nest BINGO!

Technical | PPC91 May 2018

Are you a pest technician who’s seen it all? Time to prove it! Eyes down, look in and play... WASP NEST BINGO!

We asked pest controllers the weirdest places they’ve encountered wasps nests while out on the job. We’ve then popped your strangest encounters into this handy bingo card. There’s no prize for winning, other than bragging rights (feel free to yell out bingo all the same). So, without further ado, eyes down…

Wasp nest bingo BPCA

BUCKLE MY SHOW - 32

 buckle my shoe – 32

“Go for a run”, they said. “It’s good for you”, they said.

RISE AND SHINE - 29

 Rise and shine – 29

“When the client said they think they might have bed bugs, this wasn’t what I was expecting”.

WINNIE THE POOH - 42

 Winnie the Pooh – 42

The clever wasps pictured here built their nest just above the water level and were entering using the overflow pipe.

CLICKETY CLACK - 66

 Clickety click – 66

You’d have to be a right cycle-path to ride this.

DUCK AND DIVE - 25

 

This looks like something straight out of a sci-fi/horror film. I wouldn’t want to stick my head in there to get a picture.

MAN ALIVE - No.5

 Man Alive – No5

Gee thanks, internet. I didn’t want to sleep tonight anyway. A wasp nest built around a creepy doll.

Between the sticks – 86

Ropalidia revolutionalis wasp on a nest comb Photo: Dr. Scott Mills, taken in Queensland, Australia.

Here’s a nest you’re unlikely to find while you’re out this Summer. Also known as the Australian paper wasp, these guys make tiny little panpipe style nests. Small brown paper wasp nest in colonies with several combs built close together. Each comb is made of two rows of cells hanging from a branch by a stalk.

The smaller cells are built around the main larger comb where the queen lives, and these smaller satellite combs can then be used to cool the primary structure when it gets too hot.

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1 May 2018  |  PPC91

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