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WASPS & HORNETS

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From April until early June, the queen wasp will leave hibernation and begin building a brand new wasps nest in a new location. The queen wasps will often build the new wasps nest in roof voids wall cavities or in outbuildings. During June July and August they will continue to expand their wasp nests and by September the nests could have thousands of wasps in them.

For urgent wasp nest removal call Landcare Pest Control today for a competitive quote on 07973-662467

Professional Treatment Services from Landcare Pest Control

In the spring and early summer wasps can be beneficial because they feed on other insects in the area. However, when wasps build their nests too close to humans, they can become a nuisance. Treating the nest is the best way to eradicate your property of wasps. Turn to Landcare Pest  Control for professional wasp nest treatment services.

Our qualified professionals are happy to serve clients from South Wales and the English border counties: Abergavenny, Raglan, Crickhowell, Usk, Tintern, Monmouth, Chepstow, Hereford, Newport and Cardiff.

Wasp nest treatment is arguably the most difficult pest removal of all, they can be very dangerous – particularly for those with allergies.

Wasps are often protective and defensive of their nest and young, so it is not uncommon for them to get aggressive and prone to stinging when interfered with. Instead of trying to remove the nest yourself and risking getting stung and hurt, call in Landcare Pest Control who can get the job done in the most effective and humane way possible.

Three Steps to Wasp Nest Treatment

First, locate the nest, then call us at Landcare Pest Control. We will help rectify the situation by sending a fully qualified wasp expert to your premises on the same day, or at a time that best suits your schedule.

Secondly, our expert pest controller will apply a potent insecticide spray at the entrance of the wasp nest. The spray then sticks onto the wasps where it then gets spread on contact inside the nest.

Thirdly, the insecticide usually eradicates the nest within a couple of hours. This is when our pest controller will talk you through the aftercare process. Be careful of dead wasps as they still sting when stepped on.

EXPERTS IN WASP & HORNET CONTROL

Always call in a professional with the experience and knowledge to do the job right. Taking on the task yourself without the right protective equipment can be dangerous as wasps often become aggressive when they feel threatened.

Want to find out more about our wasp nest treatment services, or book in today?

Call Landcare Pest Control on 07973-662467 for professional advice.

Signs That You Have a Wasp Infestation in Your Home

Wasps are one of the worst pests to deal with after they infest your property.  Wasps are very aggressive by nature and can sting multiple times. They will work together to defend their nests if provoked, meaning their eradication should be done with care and as soon as possible. Learning to identify the signs of a wasp infestation can help with quick removal so you can enjoy your property safely once again. Common indications of wasp problems include:

  • Increased Activity –As the weather becomes warmer outside, you may notice more insects around your property and that is normal. However, should you notice an increased amount of wasps that may be swarming around a particular area, be sure to contact a professional as soon as possible? When it comes to wasp removal, the sooner the action, the better.
  • Chewed Wood –Some species of wasps build their nests using mud or clay, while others use paper materials. To source the paper, the wasps will chew small holes and tunnels in the wooden elements of your property. If you have noticed a ton of small boreholes on your home or business, the surrounding trees, or on your fences, it is best to contact a professional quickly.
  • Nest Discovery – The most obvious sign of a wasp problem is when you discover their nest. Wasps will typically build their nests in areas that are sheltered and easy to defend. Therefore, removing them yourself can be very dangerous. A pest control expert has the knowledge, experience and tools to eradicate wasps regardless of where they are hiding.
COMMON PLACES WHERE WASPS BUILD NESTS

Wasps nest locations and appearance will vary based on the species that created it. Social wasps make their nests above ground and they are usually spherical in shape, grey or light beige in colour, and have one entrance and exit hole. Solitary wasps dig their nests beneath the ground so only the entrance and exit holes will be visible. Regardless of their species, wasps prefer to build their nests in areas that are not normally disturbed.

Social wasps generally gravitate towards places such as:

  • In Trees & Bushes • Beneath Decks & Patios • Under the Roof Eaves • Behind Shutters • Near Outdoor Light Fixtures • Inside Unused Grills & Untouched Items • On Playgrounds & Swing Sets • In or Around the Post Box • In Any Small Cracks or Crevices

Solitary wasps can be found within the dirt and:

  • Under Concrete or Asphalt Slabs • Under Rocks • Nestled in Fallen Branches or Logs

If you have noticed any signs of a wasp infestation on your property or have located a nest, contact Landcare Pest Control promptly for an expert inspection and removal services. We service throughout South Wales and the English border counties: Abergavenny, Raglan, Crickhowell, Usk, Tintern, Monmouth, Chepstow, Hereford, Newport and Cardiff.

Safe & Reliable Wasp Nest Treatment Services 

Wasp nests can be easily identified by their open cells, paper-like texture and umbrella shape.

Throughout the warmer months wasps become more active: 

  • May – This is when Queen wasps start to be reported and they are constructing nests often up to the size of a golf or tennis ball
  • July –There are two principal species of wasps the Common and German wasp which are common this month. They feed on grubs, caterpillars and insects and are not normally a major nuisance at this time. There is a larger species that is spreading north called the Median or European wasp. This latter species often nests in trees and bushes and can be aggressive.
  • August – At this time of the year wasps are frenzied sugar feeders and will enter buildings looking for anything sweet. Their nests have reached full size and the old Queen is producing new unfertilised Queens and drones in the nest. These will take over as next seasons Queens and will start building a nest next April from scratch.
  • September – The old Queen is coming to the end of her life and although wasps are seen in October and November, the first frosts can kill off the colony at the end of this month and many are now feeding on fruit trees.

Do not try to remove a wasp nest yourself, wasps are naturally aggressive, especially when they feel threatened.

Our Professional Technicians at Landcare Pest Control can safely and effectively deal with wasp nest removal of all types. Untrained removal can lead to property damage, depending on the location of the nest. Our experts can safely rid your property of wasps and their nests to eliminate the possibility of them returning.

Keep yourself, your family and your property, business safe by choosing Landcare Pest Control for wasp nest treatment. Our services extend to South Wales and the English border counties: Abergavenny, Raglan, Crickhowell, Usk, Tintern, Monmouth, Chepstow, Hereford, Newport and Cardiff

DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE A WASP NEST

Wasps can tend to be naturally aggressive, especially when they feel threatened or when something comes close to their nest. Due to their volatile tendencies, hundreds of wasps can begin to swarm and overwhelm the threat. A single wasp sting causes a significant amount of irritation and pain, but when stung by multiple wasps, the situation can potentially turn deadly. Unlike honeybees who can only sting once, then die; a wasp’s stinger remains intact allowing it to continually inject venom.

Safety should be the number one priority when handling a wasp nest. If you are unable to access the proper protective equipment or strong enough chemicals to successfully eliminate the hive, you can put yourself and your family in potential danger. Additionally, many people who have not experienced a sting before may be unaware if they are allergic to a wasp’s venom or not. This potential health risk is not worth the result.

Traditionally, people turn to the use of store-bought pesticides or chemicals when it comes to insect removal. While there may be a variety of chemicals and products to choose from, you cannot receive high-quality professional pesticides. In turn, you can further cause harm to yourself through chemical exposure from the store-bought product.