The British Summer wouldn’t be the same without your picnic or barbecue being ruined by wasps! But seriously, if you do start to see a number of wasps congregating around your house and garden then there’s a good chance that you have a wasps nest and that’s a problem that you should deal with.
Wasps will start to emerge in the spring in fairly low numbers and it is possible to find a nest at this stage and potentially use DIY products to remove it. Only consider doing this if the wasps nest is no bigger than a golf ball and the numbers of wasps are small. There is still the potential for being stung so tread with caution and always wear protective clothing.
By the summer a wasps nest could contain literally thousands of wasps so if you come across one we would definitely advise against dealing with it yourself and get a professional team in to handle it.
Where Wasps Build Their Nests?
There are two main types of wasp you are likely to find in the UK and they are the Common Wasp and the German Wasp. Both of these species can sting you and if you happen to be allergic to wasp stings then it could potentially be life threatening.
Wasps will build nests in attics, under eaves, in air bricks, spaces in the roof and any type of wall cavity. Their nests are made of saliva and wood pulp and are actually fascinating structures to examine……after the wasps have been dispersed!
If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps then track their activity to see where they are emerging from and flying back to but don’t try and disturb them. Wasps can be extremely volatile and their capacity to attack can be quite frightening.
Wasp Treatment and Nest Removal
If wasps are causing you a huge nuisance and you think you might have a nest then please get in touch. At Pestbusters we have handled hundreds of wasps nests and helped eradicate the problems they can cause.
We initially treat the nest with special chemicals that will humanely kill the wasps. It is then best to wait at least 48 hours before physically removing the nest. This allows time for wasps that were away from the nest at the time of treatment to come back and be eradicated. This means you will avoid a secondary infestation. We will arrange to remove the nest for you.
Safety is our absolute priority so we will ensure that you and your family are kept free from any harm during treatment. All of our team are highly trained in the insect control and removal of wasps nests and they use the appropriate protective clothing and the latest industry methods to action the treatment and nest removal.
Please contact us if you need any help and we will be happy to assess the problem for you.