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Wasps are one of the most feared and potentially aggressive pests in the UK. They are known for their painful stings, that can sometimes cause serious medical issues.
Most people think wasps will attack unprovoked, but it's normally only when they feel threatened. Social wasps can emit a pheromone that lets others know they are under attack and need help.
Queen wasps start to come out around spring to build new nests, but worker wasps don't come out until the summer when they are more active.
What happens at your appointment
Our pest control officer will do some routine checks of the premise to identify where the wasps are and whether they are entering from more than one place. If there are more than one nest, you will need to pay an additional charge of £15 per nest.
After this, the officer will spray insecticide into the entrances, which will kill the wasps. This often leads to a large amount of wasps fleeing the nest, so it's best to stay indoors until the treatment is done.
The pest control officer will normally only need to visit once to get rid of the wasps, but we can visit again in the unlikely event that treatment doesn't work. Please be aware that we only treat the wasps and do not remove nests.
We don't recommend that you use DIY treatment as it can be dangerous to the environment, yourself, children and pets.
How to prevent a wasp problem
Wasps can attack in large numbers if their nest is disturbed, so it's best to treat them as early as possible.
In the early stages, nests will be the size of a golf ball and a lot easier to treat then in the summer months.
- Seal up any gaps or entry points after treatment
- Keep windows and doors shut
- Keep pets and children safe
- Aggravate the nest
- Try to treat them yourself
- Kill social wasps
Why wasps are a problem
Wasps are mainly feared because they are known to defend themselves by stinging anyone they see as a threat. This can be extremely painful, but can also be life threatening if you happen to be allergic to their sting.
If you are known to be sensitive to wasps stings, it's important that you don't try to treat them yourself.