Foraging wasps in the Memorial Garden, Martock Cemetery.


We have identified a large number of wasps in the willow shrub which is situated in the Memorial Garden at the cemetery. The shrub has been inspected by pest control this morning, who have identified these as foraging wasps that are most likely feeding from the honeydew.

The main cause of the problem seems to be the presence of Tuberolachus salignus, also known as large willow aphids. These aphids produce honeydew in their excrement, which is attracting the wasps to the area.

Pest Control have confirmed that there is no wasp nest present, and the wasps will soon begin to disperse when the summer weeks come to an end, or the food source runs out.

Please be aware when entering the Memorial Garden.