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The cold winter followed by a mild spring mean conditions are perfect for the nuisance insects. And with more warm weather forecast for the coming months, an increase in the size and number of nests is predicted. The leader of independent pest controllers register Basis Prompt Rob Simpson is expecting a similar surge in complaints this time around. He said: The annual wasp population in the UK is very much dependent on weather conditions.

The number of nests seemed to be down significantly in 2013, but there was a substantial increase last year when numbers returned to something like normal. Colder winters often mean there are more wasps about the following summer as mated queens spend the period deep in hibernation.