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Will wasps attack my blackberry crop? Answered

for the first time ever I have a wasps nest in my garden. they are in an old log in a pile of wood. They are not in the way, and after researching decided to leave them alone and wait for them to just die off naturally in winter. However I have a large crop of blackberries ripening, which I really want and I wondering if the wasps will hone on them when they are ripe. I can protect the berries from birds, but doubt if can protect them from wasps.

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Re-design (author)2010-01-04

What kind of wasps are they.  Most of the time I find wasps much more benefit than the harm they might do to my plants.

Most but not all of them eat other insects.

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juliettesims (author)Re-design2010-01-24

thanks for replying  I'm not sure what wasps they are, but they seem to minding their own business so I'm just leaving them be.

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GrumpyOldGoat (author)2010-01-04

Does the wasp nest resemble an umbrella?

If so they are paper wasps and are more interested in the nectar.  Off! mosquito repellent will keep them at bay.

drape a net in the area, spray the net and they will stay away.

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many thanks, no sign of umbrella, but will definately try the off, which I use anyway.

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