Wasps: Information and advice

Our Pest Control Service offers affordable and effective treatment of wasps.

What does treatment involve?Wasp

For the treatment of wasps, the nest does not need to be removed but treated with a professional use insecticide. Our Pest Management Service use the right tool to reach and treat even the most inaccessible of nests. Please ensure all ponds are covered, but you normally do not need to leave your home during or after treatment.

The nest is sprayed with a dust or liquid insecticide. Exterminated nests are not removed, as wasps will not re-inhabit them. There is no reason for us to re-visit unless the nest is still active 24-48 hours after treatment.

At the time of the visit, we will leave with you an advice sheet. This includes information on your treatment, the chemicals used, health and safety precautions and other relevant advice as well as our terms and conditions.

Wasp advice

  • Check for nests - early on they’ll be the size of a golf ball. Look in lofts, eves, garages or sheds.

  • To reduce the risk of stings to you and your family, make sure your bins have tightly fitting lids and keep them away from doors and windows.

  • Do not disturb or interfere with wasp nests. Seek further advice.

  • Old nests are not re-used the following year (although a new nest may be established next to an old nest).

  • They will sting when threatened or disturbed.

  • Don't panic and wave your arms wildly in the presence of wasps. Try to stand quietly and once they discover you are neither food nor flower they should move away.

  • If you react badly to wasp, hornet or bee stings, seek immediate medical advice.

  • Wasps do not swarm - only honeybees swarm.

  • Treat wasp nests early before wasps increase in numbers and they become aggressive by using a professional service.

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