Wasp nest removal is one of our most commonly used services. As Spring begins to roll around, you might find that you have unwelcome visitors in an area of your property. Whether it’s inside or outside, a wasp nest is never a welcome sight.
At Complete Pest Control, we have a number of years’ experience dealing with unwanted wasp nests and wasp nest removal, meaning we’re well equipped to deal with nests of any size.
Areas we offer wasp nest removal
We offer wasp nest removal to Shropshire and the North West of England in areas such as:
Where do wasps like to nest?
If you’ve encountered multiple nests over the years, you’ll know that wasps can set up in a number of different locations. However, you’ll usually find that a queen will set up a nest in a location that is well sheltered and easily accessible. Common places that you’ll find wasp nests include:
- Loft spaces
- Soffit & Facia Boards
- Dormer Windows
- Less frequented spaces
When do wasps nest?
Wasps nest in the early Spring/Summer. A queen will usually seek a suitable location to nest, early spring and will begin to make her nest, starting with a small structure roughly the size of a golf ball, she will then lay eggs that will pupate into infertile male worker wasps (Drones). The worker wasps will then begin to construct the nest over the next few months, it will rapidly grow in size over the next few weeks/months and will usually go unnoticed until roughly the size of a football. If possible, it’s important that nests are dealt with early, as the longer the workers are able to build a nest, the larger it may become. By the end of the wasp season a nest can be as large as a washing machine and will contain 10,000 wasps on average.
What does a wasp nest look like?
Wasp nests are usually a light brown colour, and have a paper-like appearance.
Wasps construct nests from scrapings of wood and timber that is mixed with saliva , this is the reason for their papery appearance. You will often see wasps on garden furniture and fences chewing at the wood.
Signs of a wasp nest
Apart from actually stumbling upon a wasp nest, there are a number of things that might indicate the presence of one in your home. The most obvious indicator is seeing a large number of wasps in or around your property. You may then notice that they gravitate towards specific areas, which can give you an idea of where the nest is located however this I usually where our expert eye comes into play.
How to get rid of a wasp nest
Many people are severely allergic to wasp/hornet/bee stings and often is the case you don’t know until you get stung. There is no circumstance where we would recommend that anyone should try to treat a nest themselves.
At Complete Pest Control we’d always recommend that wasp nest treatments are conducted by a professional. We complete treatments in a controlled manner with specialist access and application equipment, nests are usually completely dead within a few hours following our treatments. We also offer guaranteed results for added peace of mind.
Will wasps return to a destroyed nest?
Wasps do not return to a destroyed nest.
If left to their own devices wasps would naturally die once colder weather and sub zero evenings set in. New queen wasps leave nests at the end of the season and hibernate overwinter ready to start the process again the following spring, all other wasps left in the nest including the current queen would die.
Common wasp nest locations
Wasp nests in lofts – Due to the fact that a loft is usually a less frequented area, are easily accessible and sheltered, they’re a common location for wasp nests to appear.
Underground wasp nests – these types of nest usually take advantage of a disused rodent or rabbit burrow and can be very dangerous if stepped upon or accidently knocked / disturbed with gardening equipment.
Shed wasp nests – for many people, a shed is a less frequented location, and sometimes will contain valuable materials for building a nest. You’ll typically find visible nests here. Sheds are another high risk area as often small confined spaces.
Wasp nests can be anywhere, if you suspect you have a nest call the professionals at Complete Pest Control straight away.
What to do if you discover a wasp nest
As above, many people are allergic and allergic reactions such as anaphylactic shock can be fatal, activity may seem light but if disturbed the entire nest will come out to defend, you could very quickly find yourself in a difficult situation with upwards of 10,000 wasps.
Seek the advice of a professional, get in touch with our team – we’ll give you a free, no obligation consultation on the best course of action.
Wasp nest removal cost
Wasp nest removal costs can vary. As with any pest control treatment, there are many things that can affect the cost of a Wasp Nest Treatment. These include factors such as the size and location of the nest. To get an accurate cost for wasp nest removal, please get in touch with our team using the button below.