Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp Control

Wasps crawling all over their wasp nest

Wasp nests can pose a significant danger to anyone living near them, as wasps are notoriously aggressive when provoked. While some may attempt to handle the removal of a wasp nest themselves, it is often recommended to seek professional pest control services to ensure a safe and effective removal process.

One of the primary reasons for enlisting our professional help in removing a wasp nest is the risk of potential dangers that come with attempting the removal on your own.

Wasp stings can not only be painful but can also lead to serious health concerns, such as anaphylactic shock in individuals with allergies. PestEx Professional Pest Control has the necessary experience and equipment to safely remove the nest without putting themselves or others at risk of injury.

About Wasps

In the UK, several species of wasps are prevalent, with the two most common being the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) and the German wasp (Vespula germanica).

These species are social wasps and often build their nests in various locations, including gardens, parks, and urban areas.

Common wasps and German wasps typically build their nests in sheltered locations, such as under eaves, in wall cavities, in lofts, in trees, or underground.

Wasps are most active during the warmer months, typically from spring to early autumn. During this time, they forage for food, build nests, and raise offspring.

Their activity tends to peak in late summer, when the colonies are at their largest.

Close-up of a German wasp

Wasp Prevention

Wasps can often be found buzzing around picnics and outdoor parties, but they can be aggressive when defending their nests.

Wasps pose a threat to humans as their sting can be painful and sometimes even dangerous, especially for those who are allergic. To prevent encounters with wasps, it is important to take some preventative measures.

One way to deter wasps from nesting near your home is to regularly inspect and seal any cracks or openings in your walls, roof, and foundations. This will prevent wasps from entering and building their nests inside your home.

It is also important to keep your outdoor areas clean and free of food scraps and spills. This can attract wasps looking for a meal. Additionally, keeping garbage bins tightly sealed and removing any ripe fruit from trees can help reduce the chances of attracting wasps.

Distinguishing Between Wasps and Honey Bees

Bee and a wasp

When it comes to distinguishing between wasps and honey bees, it is important to understand the key differences in their physical characteristics. While both insects belong to the order Hymenoptera, they have distinct features that set them apart.

One of the main differences between wasps and honey bees is their appearance. Wasps are typically slender with smooth bodies, while honey bees are more robust with hairy bodies.

Additionally, wasps tend to have bright yellow and black stripes on their bodies, while honey bees are usually a more uniform shade of yellow or brown.