Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Wasp Attack: That’s Why It Gets Worse When It’s Hot

Wasps become more aggressive when they are hot because they have to gather more food than usual. But an expert knows how to scare them without sewing.

The wasps are particularly troublesome at the moment, but they are only looking for food for their offspring: the wasps on a piece of ham. – keystone

in short needed

  • Wasps have more offspring when warm and require more food.
  • As a result, insects become more aggressive and bite faster.
  • One expert knows how to scare animals away: “Wasps don’t like baths!”

We all know it: When it comes to food in the summer, wasps are out there. The same is true of a waiter at a local pub in Basel. Still with the full tray in his hand, the man is suddenly bitten by a wasp – Nau.ch reported.

The little animal was not only aggressive, but the waiter was also quite angry. But what is behind the aggression of yellow-black insects? And why do they even want our food?

Wasps are more aggressive when hot

Markus Schmidt, project manager for pest prevention in the city of Zurich, has the answers. Like all insects, wasps develop rapidly with increasing heat. “It also means that the larvae need more food and the workers flying around are under pressure,” says Schmidt.

Wasps grow rapidly when warm. Therefore, common and German wasps also resort to alternative, that is, human food. (Peter Zshunke/dpa-zentralbuild/dpa)
Wasp Heat
Soft drinks and beer are used by the two species as “aviation fuel” when transporting food to the nest.
Wasp Heat
If you want to ward off wasps, you can use a simple trick: According to Marcus Schmidt, the insects can be easily driven away with water.

Wasps grow rapidly when warm. Therefore, common and German wasps also resort to alternative, that is, human food. (Peter Zschunke/dpa-zentralbuild/dpa) – dpa

The German and common wasps will therefore have to be taken back to the nest with alternative food such as sausage, fish or meat. Soft drinks or beer also served these two species as “aviation fuel”. “If these two species are disturbed while eating at the dinner table, they actually react more aggressively,” the expert explains.

Also, there is a simple fact that people like to be outside in the summer, for example in the pool. “They also consume more drinks and ice cream there – all attractive to German and common wasps,” Schmidt says. Wasps will also be attracted to the smell when grilling.

“The wasp doesn’t like to take a bath”

Pooling or barbecuing isn’t a real solution for avoiding wasp stings. But Schmidt knows a simple trick: “Wasps don’t like baths! Wasps can be sprayed or shot with a plant sprayer or water gun. If you hit them well enough, they pull the leash!”

Have you ever tried to shoot down a wasp?


Yes, it worked great.


Yes, it worked great.


No, but I’ll try.


No, but I’ll try.

What you definitely shouldn’t do: Blow up the wasp. According to the Allergy Center, the CO2 present in the breath makes the insects aha! only more aggressive.

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