Wasps are a common pest for many of us, especially because they can become very aggressive and dangerous when they feel threatened. You may try to remove a wasp nest or treat yourself but there is a high risk of getting stung by a large number of wasps.
White Horse Pest Control are highly knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with wasp pest control, we come across them daily, we can make sure your garden is wasp free this summer!
How we remove or treat wasp nests
Step 1: We survey the area where wasps have been seen if the nest has not been found by the client, and find the nest.
Step 2: Carry out the treatment of the wasp nest.
Step 3: Return a minimum of 48 hours later to remove the treated wasp nest, if possible. A wasp nest should not be removed directly after being professionally treated with insecticide as it can take several days for foraging worker wasps to return. As wasps return and enter the nest they will also be contaminated by the treatment and die off, thus ensuring the whole colony is effectively treated.
How to avoid wasp nests returning?
It's important to note that not all wasp nests can be removed. This can be because of access, such as wasp nests within wall cavities. However, as long as the nest is treated there will be no further wasp issues. A new queen won’t reuse an old nest. However, they could build another nest if the location remains suitable for them, this is why treatment is crucial to preventing a problem in the future.
Making changes to your behaviour and how you handle food and drink outdoors can also help to deter this stinging pest.
If you have a wasp problem, please contact us.