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Posted: 18/09/2013 at 18:50

I've had wasps on my bay tree leaves for the first time this year. I have been baffled because the wasps seem drunk after visiting the trees. Also the leaves are being eaten, which can't be the wasps? After reading around I have just inspected the underside of the leaves and found small yellow scale insects. Scale insects exude a sweet sticky substance called honeydew. Maybe this is what the wasps are after? So how to get rid of the scale insects and what to do about the decimated leaves

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