Wasps

We are regularly contacted by residents and businesses about wasps and wasp nests so if you have a problem don’t hesitate to get in touch. A large wasp nest cannot be treated safely with a do-it-yourself remedy, please contact us before attempting to remove a wasp nest yourself.

The most common time of year for wasp nests is the summer.  This is because the Queen wasp will have completed work on her nest and up to 300 eggs can be produced every day.  The most common wasps we come across are the Vespula vulgaris and German Wasps (Vespula germanica). Both have yellow and black stripes.  Their stings can be painful and can cause an allergic reaction for some people.

If you own a shop or restaurant you need to take wasp pest control seriously. If you have large numbers of wasps in and around your home or work, it is likely there is a wasps’ nest nearby.

Wasp nests’ look a little like a papier mache construction.  They are made from chewed wood and wasp saliva.  They are usually found in or around sheltered areas such as trees, bushes, wall cavities, eaves of buildings, garages, sheds and lofts.

While not all wasp needs need to be treated, you should seek help if they are out of control, aggressive and pose a threat to public health.

Wasps can easily be confused for bees and each has a different method of treatment, so please contact us before taking any action and we will identify and solve the problem for you.

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