European Wasps



European wasps are approximately 15-25 mm in length and have bright yellow and black stripes on their back half with black dots between the stripes, down each side of the abdomen. They also have bright yellow legs and have longer, thicker antennae than bees.

European wasps can nest in various locations including wall, ceiling and tree cavities however the most likely place to find a European wasp nest is in the ground.

European wasp nests are easily sighted by the constant activity going to and from the nest and particularly just above the nest however the entrance to the nest may be well hidden.