Once the temperature gets warmer and the summer roles in so do the wasps. Once the Wasps start to build nest we start to get calls to treat wasps nests or remove the wasps nests.
Wasp have a complex social structures, with the queen being the head, she hibernates over the colder months and then starts to make a nest that produces workers in the warmer months. Worker wasps grow to between 10-15 mm with the Queen growing to approximately 20mm. A productive nest can produce up to 30,000 wasps a year.
A queen wasp will build the nest where she can find a location that is protected from the elements and suitable, this can range from behind fascia panels, in the ground, in loft spaces, bird boxes and many other places.
Wasp nests start off as small golfball sized structures and as the population of the nest grows so does the size of the nest. A wasp nest can come in many shapes and sizes ranging from round structures to odd shapes, how the nest forms depends on the area where the nest is built, they range from a shade of grey to a cream colour.
Many people think that wasps play no part in the world but they are nature's pest controllers, feeding on insects early in the season and then turning to sugary things in the late part of the season, this is when they mainly come in to conflict with us and become a nuisance. The obvious danger with wasps is they can be highly
aggressive creatures with a sting that hurts a lot, but more importantly some people has severe reactions to a wasp sting, recently there is evidence that there can be longer term effects from wasp stings in the form of Kounis Syndrome.
Some people like to have a go at treating a wasp nest themselves, but this is not a good idea, wasps being highly aggressive will certainly attack anything they perceive to be threatening the nest. You don't want a few hundred of them chasing you down. Year on year customers call us that have unsuccessfully tried to treat nests themselves, sometimes with painful effects. Of course there are the horror stories that hit the news such as the man that caused a fire in his house trying to get rid of a nest. We at Sage Pest Solutions treat wasps nest on a regular basis and use suitable protective equipment, with up to date knowledge and professional pesticides.
Prices start at £40 for nest treatments. Why take the risk!!!
If you have a wasp nest or would like some advice regarding one, please call on 01782 479901. We treat wasp nest in Stoke on Trent, Crewe, Stafford, Staffordshire, Cheshire and surrounding areas. We also carry out Pest Control work for a variety of other pests and Wildlife issues.
There are many species of bee in the UK and they are not naturally aggressive, but they do possess a sting and will use it. It is a common misconception that bees are protected, whilst bee's can be treated we are hesitant to do this unless there are no other alternatives. If you believe bees are present on your premises feel free to contact us for advice on what to do.
Call Sage Pest Solutions on 01782 479901