Vespula germanica & Vespula vulgaris
Adult wasps are 15 to 20 mm long, with two pairs of wings. They have a characteristic narrow waist between abdomen and thorax, transverse black and bright yellow bands on the abdomen and a sting.
German wasp Vespula germanica: The nest is usually found underground in disused rodent runs located always in shady areas. Occasionally the German wasp may nest above ground.
Common wasp Vespula vulgaris: Usually nests in tree cavities, buildings and occasionally underground. There are several other species of similar wasps. The tree wasps (Dolichovespula spp.) build nests that hang from branches of trees.Control products
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