What Does The Inside Of A Wasp Nest Look Like?
Ever thought what the inside of a wasp nest looks like?
As a large number of my clients ask me “What Doe’s The Inside Of A Wasp Nest Look Like?” I though the next nest I remove I will take some photo’s and make a post about it.
I was removing this small wasp nest from a shed in Ascot and seemed a good example of the average sized nest clients might find.
The photo shows a couple of “worker wasps” on the outside of the paper wasp nest, these are building the nest while other worker wasps will be feeding the young and the queen! This paper wasp nest is approximately 6″-7″ diameter (fairly small).
In this image I have removed the papery material from around the outside of the wasp nest, this is used to protect against weather and to help insulate the nest! Wasp nest found out side will have a thicker insulating layer than wasp nests in lofts! (clever stuff). Now the honeycomb (brood cells) have been revelled in a layered effect, These layers of honey comb get bigger and there will built layer after layer as the wasp season goes on! The wasps honeycomb is actually quite strong this is due to the design of the honey comb, hence why we have honeycomb walls today! The queen wasp lays her eggs in this honey comb and the worker wasps will rear the baby wasp grubs! The brood cells with a little white cap have hatching eggs in, the cells that have a little grubs head poking out are larger wasp grubs! These will be being feed meat from dead animals, insects etc. They have tiny working mouth parts to aid cutting food even at this age!
This image shows the wasps honeycomb in a bit more detail! You are able to see the wasps brood cells, capped brood and even the biting mouth parts of the baby wasps! The empty cells are where the worker wasps have hatched from!
This image is the three layers of brood cell found in the wasp nest! I have found brood cell layers up to 1.2-1.4m in diameter! These larger nest contain a huge amount of wasps, up to 10,000.
If you are in need of wasp nest removal in Berkshire – Hampshire – Surrey or Oxfordhire please visit the link below to DKG Pest Control’s website! If you would like to speak to one of our pest control officers about a wasp nest please call Wokingham (01189) 680 841