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How do I get rid of Wasps???

First of all lets identify what you have seen….

This is Wasp.

This is a Bumblebee.

These are Honey Bees.

People often mistake Honey Bees for Wasps, they both sting and both have the same colour markings but as you can see in the pictures there are a lot of differences.

The first sign of a Wasp nest…

It is not always as obvious as you would think, more often than not the first sign of a nest is Wasps going in a hole in brick work or under guttering/facia boards or even into a tree or the ground. it is not very often we see the free hanging nests we would associate with Wasps.

The main reason we see less and less of these nests is that we are replacing their natural environment with buildings. These buildings become nest sites as they are perfect for Wasps to build a safe and protected nest inside.

What do I do if I have a Wasp nest???

The first thing you should do is think about if the nest is causing you a problem….

If there is no problem then do nothing as Wasps are part of the food chain as carrion and also play a small part in pollination. If you are happy to live with them who are we to argue, we are not in the business of treating things for the sake of it.

If they are causing you distress or you are worried about the damage they are doing to your property or the risk to people/animals being stung then the first thing to do would be to contact us for advice and a free quote. Our office is open from 9am to 5pm but we can be contacted at anytime via the mobile number.


If you decide to have the nest treated we would come out to inspect and treat at a convenient time for you, it is best to treat in the morning or just before dark as this is when most of the workers will be inside. However it can be treated at anytime to suit you and us.

The treatment will be done with the most effective insecticides available to us and you do not need to worry about us killing everything in site as the application is targeted to the nest site.

After the treatment has been done activity will increase very heavily for a short time and the Wasps will be very aggressive so we would recommend that you stay inside and leave us to do our job safely. Activity around the nest should decrease over the next few hours and within a day it should be non existent. A few lone workers might emerge over the next week but this is nothing to worry about.

Once the nest has completely died off it can be removed (if accessible and at additional cost)

So if you think you have Wasps and they are causing you distress then please feel free to contact us for a free quote that will not sting you in the backside.

Posted: June 21, 2018