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Wasp found dead in hothouse


wasp

Very large wasps are sometimes a worry when gardening. This one was found dead in our hothouse so it is not a very nice specimen. Their stings can be quite painful especially if you're allergic to them. They can easily catch prey much larger than themselves and drag it to their nest. Allergies from stings and bites are quite common with many people. Medical books and even a medical web site about allergies will give you more advice as how to deal with allergies. Prevention is of course better than the cure, so leave the insects alone and they will generally leave you alone... more

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