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WASPS

Did you know, male wasps don’t sting!  Only the female has the egg-laying ovipositor that is modified into a stinger.

There are over 7,000 wasp species living in the UK, comprising a huge variety of solitary and social species, however there will be a few that you see more than the rest, These include;

 

  • Common/German wasp (Vespula vulgaris/germanica)

  • European hornet (Vespa crabro)

  • Yellow-legged Asian hornet (Vespa velutina)

  • Red wasp (Vespula rufa)

 

While wasps and hornets aren’t necessarily aggressive, you will make no mistake realising you’ve disturbed a nest of yellow jackets.  Once threatened they release a pheromone to warn other of a threat, and so the swarm begins.

 

Common Wasps nests require shelter from the elements, but can be found in Almost all habitats, from woodland to your loft/ attic. Once in your roof space, wasps will build their nest out of wood pulp and saliva turning it into an extraordinary paper nest.

 

The treatment process for wasps is rarely the same, as they can build nests anywhere.

But usually A nest would Be Eradicated with an insecticide of some variation which delivers a lethal dose to the queen.

 

A top DIY method for eradicating a wasp nest is to use washing up liquid and water. This stops them from being able to fly almost immediately!

 

Tackling a wasp nest can be very dangerous and requires full ppe, so it’s best left to a professional.

 

If you or Anyone else has a wasp problem the requires urgent assistance get in touch on our contact form, or call Direct below.

INFESTATION IDENTIFICATION

You'll likely know if there is a wasp nest nearby, you just have to find it

HIGH NUMBERS

If you are noticing high numbers of wasps in the area, there is likely a nest nearby. 

Look for possible entry and exit points by following general wasp traffic.

NESTS

Quite distinctive, wasp nest can vary massively in size.  Made from chewed wood pulp and saliva, which gives them distinctive papery walls.

You can often find wasp nests in wall cavities, roof spaces, under eaves, in bird boxes, sheds or garages.

Getting STUNG

 Only when wasps feel threatened they will attack to protect their young. 

Wasps carry venom in their stings that may be life-threatening to people who are allergic to the poison. This allergic reaction is known as anaphylaxis.

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DOMESTIC SERVICES

Wasp nest removal can prove very dangerous.

Inside the nest wasps start to feel threatened and become aggressive causing them to sting you as they defend their home.

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Commercial

Protecting Your customers

A wasp problem can be a huge problem for employees and customers in any environment. Ensure any disruption to your business is minimized by dealing with the problem promptly.

HONEYBEE OR WASP?

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HONEYBEES

  • Honeybees have a hairier fuzzy appearance.
     

  • Amber to brown colour
     

  • Found feeding on flowers
     

  • Sting only once, then die
     

  • Gentle unless hive is threatened

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WASPS

  • Smooth and shiny
     

  • Black and bright yellow
     

  • Feed on insects, sugars and fruit
     

  • Sting multiple times
     

  • Very aggressive

TREATMENTS EMPLOYED

NEST REMOVAL

A treated wasp nest is full of dead larvae which can begin to smell quite bad, and can attract flies.

You can choose to have the nest fully removed which will stop the bad smells and flies congregating around your old nest.

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