If you have been into your loft recentley and seen a wasp nest about the size of a golf ball then you are looking at the hibernation cell of a queen wasp.
At the end of summer wasp nests typically die off. Only the new queens survive and emerge to seek out a location to build a hibernation cell for the winter.
They build this cell with a mix of saliva and paper/wood shavings before hibernating through winter into Spring. They may emerge any time from March to June, it realy depends on the prevailing weather. For example, a mild spring will bring them out earlier.
If the cell your looking at is perfectly intact it may contain a wasp queen.
If there is a hole in it or it is broken open the queen should have emerged and left to start her new colony by building a much larger nest. The old hibernation cells are never used again.
If you have any questions regarding wasps in your home or garden, just give us a call on 01256 332 775
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