0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Having spent several years of my working life on (landfill) sites wearing high viz clothing - I can add the following anecdotal evidence. Wasps "prefer" to bother people in orange rather than yellow high viz, whilst most other bugs and biting insects prefer yellow.In general wasps will sting if you are competing for their food or are disturbing their nest.There are plenty of things that predate wasps. Unlikely as it sounds, in the UK the main predator is the badger as they destroy entire nests for the comb. Weasels, stoats, blackbirds, magpies (and several other birds) are also known to nibble on the little blighters. I would expect that there are insects and spiders also partial to the odd wasp or two. I agree that none of these are noted for being orange...
Why do some people call the wasps yellow jackets.
Is there some sort of sting index where you can compare the pain different insects inflict as I am arguing with the kids as to who has had the worst sting.
Quote from: Make it Lady on 28/08/2009 19:12:39Is there some sort of sting index where you can compare the pain different insects inflict as I am arguing with the kids as to who has had the worst sting.Yes!Slap them up the side of their head and ask them which hurts more, the sting or the slap.Then later a nice lady will come 'round and take them off your hands.