Wasp Control & Removal
Queen Wasps emerge and start working on new nests in the Spring, as the weather gets warmer. By the Summer months, Wasp nests are working overtime, with an average sized nest having up to 2000-2500 Wasps.
You should never ignore a nest. Wasps will continue to grow as the weather permits and at the end of the season, the queen of each surviving nest will produce between 8 & 20 new queens who will then go and build a new nest nearby. This means that next year you problem is likely to be a lot worse.
A nest begins life the size of a small ball, approximately the size of a golf ball, after several months of growth the nest can get as big as several beach balls clumped together. At this point usually they will have to expand beyond the original cavity they are occupying, this means they will chew through plasterboard and wood in your property in order to expand. Structural damage caused by Wasps can have serious consequences.
In the UK you’re most likely to come across German Wasps (Vespula Germanica). They are yellow and black striped, and have painful stings that can cause allergic reactions.
Wasps usually occupy holes in and around the home, garden sheds, holes in the ground, compost heaps and other little cracks and crevices.
Dangers of Wasps
One of Britain’s most feared and potentially aggressive pests, Wasps are known for their nasty stings and seemingly unprovoked attacks.
In reality, Wasps will usually only attack a person if they feel threatened. The problem is a social Wasp in distress emits a pheromone that sends nearby colony members into a defensive, stinging frenzy.
Wasp stings are at best painful, and at worst fatal. If you’re sensitive to Wasp stings then they can send you into anaphylaxis - a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction.
Children, elderly people, those with allergies, and household pets are particularly sensitive to Wasp stings.
If you’re worried about a large amount of Wasp activity around your home and family, you should leave them alone and get in touch with us to discuss further & arrange an appointment.
"Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency. It can be very serious if not treated quickly. If someone has symptoms of anaphylaxis, you should call 999 for an ambulance immediately."
M.E.S Wasp Solutions
Our BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified technicians are able to offer tailored treatments and helpful preventative advice. We have a variety of solutions to quickly resolve Wasp infestations in your home or business.
Get in touch with one of our trained staff members today for more advice & to get your quote.