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WASP NEST REMOVAL
Wasps and hornets are naturally aggressive insects and are highly protective of their nests and food sources. When feeling threatened, they emit a pheromone that attracts their friends, so it is not advisable to approach or attempt to remove a wasp or hornets’ nest yourself. This is where Terminix can help!
TERMINIX WASP NEST TREATMENT
Terminix UK are market leaders in wasp & hornet nest removal with a fast, safe, and environmentally friendly approach.
A fully trained technician will attend the property and carry out a detailed inspection before deciding on a correct approach to treat or remove the nest.
We offer both residential and commercial wasp treatment and removal services.
- We offer a nationwide coverage
- Same day service available
- Fully vetted and qualified technicians
- We use an environmentally friendly product called GreenHero
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PLACES TO FIND WASPS IN THE HOME AND GARDEN?
Wasps and hornets like dark and warm spaces; the hotter the area, the quicker they can build their nests and breed.
Wasps and Hornet nests can be found in a variety of places, including:
- Summer houses
- Building facias
- Roof eaves
- Loft spaces
- Garden sheds
- Wall cavities
- Compost piles
- Dog kennels
- Log storage areas
WANT TO AVOID A WASP PROBLEM?
Secure your property and keep windows shut; if you need to leave windows open, use flyscreens where possible.
Ensure that outside bin lids fit correctly and that any food waste and sugary spillages are cleared.
Wasps nests start the size of a golf ball but can grow to the size of a football. Check for wasps at the start of the season (May time) in areas such as shed, garage, lofts and roof eaves. Find out more in our Wasp & Hornet Fact Sheet
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REMOVE A WASP NEST?
The cost of a wasp nest removal will depend on its accessibility to our technicians (majority of call outs are treated with a lance).
However, it could vary if any additional access equipment is required.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WASP NEST REMOVAL?
If you have a wasp or hornet’s nest on your property and you are the homeowner or business owner, you are responsible for seeking professional treatment.
If you rent a property, your landlord is responsible for resolving a wasp issue via professionals.
WASP NESTS REMOVAL FAQS:
What problems can arise from wasps?
Wasps and hornets are serious pests and are known to sting when disturbed or trapped, which for people who are allergic to stings can cause potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.
Wasp venom contains a cocktail of toxins, some of which can cause Kounis syndrome, where the blood vessels are constricted leading to a heart attack.
Wasps release an alarm pheromone when stinging you, so if you are near the nest, swarms of wasps will react to the pheromone and can also attack you.
How can I tell if I have a wasp nest?
The tell tail sign for the presence of a wasp nest is a high level of activity heading to a similar location at your property, normally this activity increases during warm sunny days.
Typical locations you see them flying into are cracks between tiles, or in the eaves.
Do wasps nests need to be removed?
Wasps nests only need to be removed if they are causing a problem and pose a risk to human health.
How to tell the difference between a wasp and a bee?
The main way to differentiate between a wasp and a bee is their shape. Bees have stout, hairy bodies with flat rear legs whereas wasps have slender bodies with a narrow waist and appear smooth and shiny with a much more radiant yellow colour.
Their nests are also different bee nests consist of exposed combs made from wax, while wasp nests are made from paper and are generally ball-shaped with an outer paper covering.
How do pest control get rid of wasp nest?
As pest controllers, we understand the risks associated with wasp stings. When treating nests we put ourselves very much in line for wasps to attack us. This is why at Terminix we take every precaution to protect our technicians, by ensuring they have the correct PPE to carry out the treatment that minimises any risk.
Where possible our technicians will treat wasp nests from the ground, using extendable poles that enable them to deploy the insecticide or cryogenics (use of ultra-low temperatures) into the nest.
Working at height while treating a wasp nest brings with it another layer of complexity and risk for our team, so where required due to access problems we may need the use of mobile access equipment to ensure that we can safely treat the nest.
How long will a wasp nest last?
Wasps nests go through cycles, usually lasting between 3-4 months.
Do you need help with wasp or hornet removal?
Wasp issues are treated differently depending on circumstances. For a safe and cost-effective solution, please discuss with our service team by contacting our helpline on:
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