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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.