Common Wasp

Vespula vulgaris, the Common Wasp is indeed common. Nests can be found in lofts, bushes and in the ground. Common wasps nests are light brown tan colour, made from small shell shaped leaves of mulched bark and wood. Smaller in size than the German wasps they make up for this with larger colonies, upto 10,000 individuals.

Identification of these wasps is by size and the anchor shaped marking on the face. Common wasps (sometimes known as Jaspers) do not have dots on the yellow stripes on the abdomen.

For information on treatments and further details please view the page entitled 'Wasps Nests'.