Britain is under the attack of "# drunk and irritable" # 039; wasps

Britain is under the attack of the wasps & # 39; lager lout & # 39; who are enraged after getting drunk with fermented fruit and garden cider. Pests are turning to sweets because they can not continue to feed on their conventional diet (stock image)

Britain is under the attack of the wasps & # 39; lager lout & # 39; They are lit in gusts after getting drunk with fermented fruit and garden cider.

Pests are turning to sweets because they can not feed on their conventional diet of flies and sugar saliva produced by queen larvae.

This change in diet is the result of a genetic trait and occurs every year, however, the cold winter of early this year allowed the species to build quite massive nests & # 39;

As a result, this year you will see more wasps buzzing around pub beer gardens.

Small doses of alcohol are enough to make wasps "irritable" and more prone to itching, experts warned.

Drunk insects are more likely to be attracted to sweet foods, such as marmalade sandwiches or cola cans, where they pose a risk to people.

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Britain is under the attack of the wasps & # 39; lager lout & # 39; who are enraged after getting drunk with fermented fruit and garden cider. Pests are turning to sweets because they can not continue to feed on their conventional diet (stock image)

Britain is under the attack of the wasps & # 39; lager lout & # 39; who are enraged after getting drunk with fermented fruit and garden cider. Pests are turning to sweets because they can not continue to feed on their conventional diet (stock image)

According to experts from the Sussex Wildlife Trust, the reason why wasps turn to alcohol and decaying alcoholic fruit at this time of year is a genetic trait in the wasp's forces.

A tight band & # 39; around their abdomen prevents them from eating a conventional diet of flies in later life and become addicted to sugar.

To make matters worse, hives hives finally stop putting larvae, which produce a sugar saliva that adult wasps trust.

As a result, the wasps are sent to a frenzy in the middle of summer, leaving swarms looking for the sugars found in human food.

Decaying fruits and small sips of pub garden cider contain enough alcohol to make the wasps drunk, making them irritable and happy.

Pest control expert Shane Jones revealed that there are a high number of wasp nests this summer because the wasp season began six weeks earlier.

Decaying fruits and small sips of pub garden cider contain enough drink to get the wasps drunk, which makes them irritable and pale (stock image)

Decaying fruits and small sips of pub garden cider contain enough drink to get the wasps drunk, which makes them irritable and pale (stock image)

Decaying fruits and small sips of pub garden cider contain enough drink to get the wasps drunk, which makes them irritable and pale (stock image)

Jones, who runs Ridtek Pest Control, based in Basingstoke, said: "They are very aggressive at this time of year.

"And because of the cold winter, the wasp season started about six weeks earlier.

& # 39; Wasps have built absolutely massive nests and, now that all the larvae have grown and the queen has stopped laying eggs, the colonies have a work force with nothing to do, and nothing to eat. So they go down to the pub, obviously.

"Wasps can not support their alcoholic beverage, so they fill up with garbage and fight, like the lager louts."

The hungry wasps will do anything to point sandwiches of jam, fruit and pints of beer.

This means much more risk of a sting, with The Sussex Wildlife Trust blaming the annoying conditions of the late summer & # 39;

A spokesman said: "In the spring, the queen wasps awaken from hibernation and begin to build their nest, lay eggs and raise their first generation of daughters.

"These worker wasps can not produce fertilized eggs, so spend your time helping your mother expand the nest and raise more young."

WHY DO WASTERS DRIVE AND WHY DO THEY DUEL A LOT?

Wasp stings are common, especially during the warmer months, when people are outside for longer periods of time.

They tend to occur in the last months of summer when the social structure of the colony is crumbling.

At this time, the group mentality is changing from raising worker wasps to raising fertile queens, which will hibernate during the winter to start new colonies the following spring.

Once the wasp has laid eggs, it stops producing a specific hormone that keeps the colony organized.

This leads to wasps becoming confused and disoriented, and they tend to drift towards sweet-smelling human foods, such as ice cream and jam.

This puts them in the line of fire of frightened and frantic people who aggravate the animals with floating hands and crushing magazines.

When the creatures get angry and scared, they are prone to itching.

Wasp stings can be uncomfortable, but most people recover quickly and without complications.

It is designed as a self-defense mechanism but, unlike bees, wasps can sting several times.

The stingers remain intact and are often prepared with poison that enters the bloodstream.

Peptides and enzymes in the venom decompose cell membranes, spilling cellular content into the bloodstream

This can happen to the nerve cells and these are connected to the central nervous system.

This gap causes the injured cell to send signals to the brain. We experience these signs in the form of pain.

There are chemicals in the wasp sting that slow down the blood flow, which lengthens the period of pain.

"A major job is the search for soft-bodied invertebrates to feed the developing larvae, strangely, adult wasps can not digest the food they trap because their intestines are so restricted by their thin" wasp waistbands. "

"Instead, the workers chew the prey and feed it to the larvae, in return, the larvae produce a saliva rich in sugar that workers can drink."

According to the charity of wildlife, the colony will continue to expand throughout the summer, until a queen decides to produce more males and queens.

The spokesperson added: "After these 'breeders' left the nest, the old queen stops going to bed and the workers no longer have access to the larvae.

"Instead, they live on the sugar produced by the rotten fruit, which can be a problem, since the fermented fruit contains alcohol, so the wasps can become intoxicated and irritating.

"They are also attracted to the abundance of sweet foods that humans provide: for a hungry wasp, a marmalade sandwich or a can of cola, it is too tempting to avoid it."

Dee Ward-Thompson, technical manager of the British Pest Control Association, said: "Heat and humidity can affect the number of wasps, but so can other factors.

"Perhaps the most influential factor in the number of wasps is when people do not dispose of their waste properly, especially foods with a high sugar content, such as fruit.

"We always advise that waste be packaged safely and stored in a clean container, away from where small children can play."

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