Wasp Pest Control

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In the UK, the Common Wasp and German Wasp cause the most annoyance Their nests need to be exterminated with a high grade, professional insecticide that is not available to buy over the counter.

Only certified and professional persons should deal with a wasp nest as an attack can be fatal. Our treatment of wasp or bee nests is quick and effective, leaving your free from the nuisance of aggressive wasps or buzzing bees.

Signs of Wasps

If you are experiencing a high number of wasps near your premises it is likely that there is a nest nearby.

How To Get Rid of Wasps

Trying to remove a wasps nest yourself is never a good idea. Simply walking past it, detecting a lot of noise, or the nest being vibrated are all signals to the wasps that the nest could be under attack. A single wasp may emerge but, it will release a chemical, detectable by the other wasps, leading to attack which can be at best, very painful and at worst, fatal.

DOnt take the risk and arrange for us to professionaly treat the wasp nest. Our treatment will eliminate the wasps and keep you safe.

Wasp Prevention

We always believe that prevention is better than cure, so with that in mind take the following steps to prevent the problem from occuring:

  • Nest Building - Regulary inspect common potential nest locations around your premise.

  • Remove attractions - Make sure lids are securely on your bins so that wasps don't have an easy access to food.

Wasp Species

  • Common & German Wasp

    (Family: Vespidae, e.g. Vespula Vulgaris & Vespula germanica)

    These are the two most commonly found wasp species in the UK and the ones responsible for causing painful wasp stings. Once indoors, they prefer to build nests in sheltered locations with easy access to the outside, such as lofts, garages and wall cavities. Outside they may nest in old rodent burrows, hollow trees and bushes.

    • Yellow and black body, marking varies according to species.
    • The German wasp is about 13 mm (0.5 in) long
    • Wasps generally return to their nests when the sun goes down for the day
    • Some people are highly allergic to wasp stings, and have a good reason to be afraid of getting stung! Although people without allergies will only have minor irritation due to a sting, people with severe allergies can have a serious reaction.
    • Although a nest of wasps can contain between 5,000 to 10,000 wasps, there is only one queen at a time in the nest.
  • European Hornet

    (Vespa crabro)

    The European hornet is the largest eusocial wasp in Europe and are known for making nests out of surrounding plant materials and other fibers to create intricate paper nests.

    This species stings in response to being stepped on or grabbed, but generally avoids conflict. They are also defensive of their hive and can be aggressive around food sources. They are carnivorous and eat large insects, primarily wasps, large moths, and large bees.

  • Honey Bee

    (Apis Mellifera)

    The western honey bee or European honey bee is the most common of the 7–12 species of honey bee worldwide. The have a tendency to produce a large quantity of honey for storage over the winter. Like all honey bees, the western honey bee is eusocial, creating colonies with a single fertile female (or "queen"), many sterile females or "workers," and small proportion of fertile males or "drones." Individual colonies can house tens of thousands of bees. Colony activities are organized by complex communication between individuals, through both odors and the dance language.

    They live in hollow trees or in chimneys, wall cavities or roof spaces. They are similar in size to wasps but are furrier and mostly black in colour. Honey bees convert nectar into honey and beeswax. A honey bee swarm will arrive in flight and cluster on a tree branch. A colony size can often be greater than 30,000 individual honey bees. Population under threat from varroa mite.
  • Bumble Bee

    (Bombus sp.)

    Bumble bees are easy to confuse with honey bees. They are larger and furrier than honey bees. Dark coloured except for golden stripes across the end of their tails. The tail colour can vary in UK varieties. Bumble bees nest in small wall cavities, holes in the ground, under sheds or in undisturbed compost heaps.

    Like their relatives the honeybees, bumblebees feed on nectar, using their long hairy tongues to lap up the liquid; the proboscis is folded under the head during flight. Bumblebees gather nectar to add to the stores in the nest, and pollen to feed their young.