Respect for Wasps

Wasps are perhaps the most maligned, misunderstood organisms on the planet. Yet, they provide ecological and economic benefits, which are little studied.

Fig 1: Yellowjacket wasp (Vespula squamosa). By USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Yellowjacket wasp (Vespula squamosa). By USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, USA [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

We are working towards challenging the public’s opinion about wasps.
Take part in The Big Wasp Survey  – Launched August 2017!
Check out our latest #wasplove articles:

Sumner, S. & Brock R. 2016. “Social Wasps: No ASBO Required.” Professional Pest Controller Magazine

Sumner S & Brock R (2016) In defence of wasps. The Conversation. 

Get involved with our work:

If you work in the pest-control business, and are interested in helping out with sampling Vespid colonies, read more about how you can work with us here.

Download our #wasplove pamphlet