We will not be offering treatment for wasps until further notice. However, if you find a wasps nest then we can offer advice. Please call 01530 454545.
Signs of Wasps
- Wasps will form nests in soil banks, roof spaces, wall cavities and trees.
- Nests are made from chewed wood mixed with the wasp's saliva and is usually a pale beige/grey colour.
- A wasp nest can contain anywhere between 3,000 to 5,000 individuals and be over 30cm in diameter.
- A number of wasps entering and exiting one location.
- In early Spring or during a mild Winter, the larger queen wasps may be seen.
- Check your loft for small holes and gaps as this is the most common way wasps gain entry.
- Wasps do not like light so discourage future nest building by adding light to small areas where you have previously had a nest.
- Inspect your loft frequently to check for any new signs of a nest.
- Keep bagged refuse and lidded bins with potential food sources away from your house.
- There are various products available on the market for destroying wasp nests, you should always read the label.
- Self-treatment of wasp nests is best done at dusk, the wasps are less active.
- If the nest is in a wall cavity or in a hole in the ground this can be treated using an Insect Powder. Treat in the early evening, you may have to repeat this process over 1 or 2 nights.
Last updated: Fri 5 October, 2018 @ 09:50