Wasps cost council £22k

WASPS have cost Colchester Council £22,000 in lost income so far this year.

A six-month review of the authority’s finances has revealed the shortfall in cash received from pest control.

The council charges £61 for a pest controller to destroy a wasp nest at a house and poor weather is blamed for the low wasp numbers.

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4:37pm Thu 22 Nov 12

romantic says...

When I first read this, I thought it meant pest control had been stealing the money. But of course it means that a lack of wasps has reduced expected income. Those pesky wasps never do what they´re supposed to, they obviously spent too much of the summer trying to drown themselves in my beer!
When I first read this, I thought it meant pest control had been stealing the money. But of course it means that a lack of wasps has reduced expected income. Those pesky wasps never do what they´re supposed to, they obviously spent too much of the summer trying to drown themselves in my beer! romantic

5:02pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Smouldering Ewok says...

So, wasps cost £22,000 to get rid of or is it a case of because of low wasp numbers the money wasn't recieved?
Worst piece of reporting ever.
Why the helll is this in the news any how?
So, wasps cost £22,000 to get rid of or is it a case of because of low wasp numbers the money wasn't recieved? Worst piece of reporting ever. Why the helll is this in the news any how? Smouldering Ewok

6:57pm Thu 22 Nov 12

mirokou says...

Thought they were talking rugby , very confusing headline ;-)
Thought they were talking rugby , very confusing headline ;-) mirokou

10:29pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Boris says...

Wasps are usually only a problem in August, and the same extermination officers also deal with other pests such as rats and fleas. Surely they can be found some other jobs to do when pest numbers are in retreat?
Wasps are usually only a problem in August, and the same extermination officers also deal with other pests such as rats and fleas. Surely they can be found some other jobs to do when pest numbers are in retreat? Boris

10:51pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Feisty CBC says...

I hate wasps. I am allergic to their stings.
I also hate my mother-in-law for the same reason.
I hate wasps. I am allergic to their stings. I also hate my mother-in-law for the same reason. Feisty CBC

12:09am Fri 23 Nov 12

Steve86 says...

What a pointless news article.
What a pointless news article. Steve86

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