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A swarm’s a-comin’: wasps are taking over the UK

Posted at 12:30 pm, May 31, 2015 in Animals

In language more commonly found on Ukip posters, pest control experts are abuzz with warnings of a London invasion this summer – not from Europeans, but something far more dangerous and less keen on espressos: wasps and deadly ants. The wasp population of the UK was up by nearly 90 percent last year compared to 2013, and the trend is set to continue in summer 2015 thanks to warmer-than-average temperatures. Joining the black-and-yellow bastards (technical term) heading to the capital are terrifying pharaoh ants that can spread diseases like dysentery. And flounder around in your pint, probably.

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