Wasp Nest Treatments
It’s that time of year when that familiar buzzing sound returns! Wasps and bees will emerge again and start building their nests. We provide wasp nest treatments in Nantwich, and all areas of Cheshire. We do not treat bees as they are vital pollinators.
Give us a call to get rid of your wasps nest on 01270 619 147, we are based in Sound, Nantwich.
When do wasps emerge?
Queen wasps will come out of hibernation in the spring time when temperatures start to increase. They will look for a suitable place to nest and begin building. The worker wasps usually emerge in late May to early June, and wasps nests are at their peak by July.
How long do wasps last?
New queens will leave the nest, ready to hibernate for the following year, during Autumn. The original queen wasp and the worker wasps in that nest will then die.
Queen wasps emerge in spring time, wasps nests are at their peak in late June through July, and nests will start to die in autumn.
Do I need to remove the wasps nest?
Wasps will not reuse old nests, they build new ones every year. It is not necessary to remove the old nests, unless it is causing any issues, such as blocking a vent or extractor fan.
How do I know if I have a wasps nest?
The odd wasps in your garden or in your house aren’t necessarily a sign of a nest. If there is a nest you will be able to see a lot of activity where they get in and out of the nest. You might be able to see an obvious hole, or they may be going in under the eaves or under roof tiles.
You might not always be able to see the actual nest, so look out for the busy wasp spots and listen out for the buzzing!
Can wasps cause any structural damage?
Wasps nests are made from wood which is broken down by saliva to form a soft paper pulp. Wasps will strip small pieces of wood from fencing, wooden furniture and structures. You will be able to hear a tapping or scratching sound as they are removing the wood. Despite this they do not cause any major structural damage, nor do their nests.
Can I get rid of bees?
It is our policy to not treat bees as they are vital pollinators. They are not likely to sting unless they feel under threat, and are not naturally aggressive. Bees and their nests won’t cause any structural damage and it is not necessary to remove the nest at the end of the season.
We would encourage everyone to leave the bees as they are, they will leave the nest and die in autumn when the temperatures start to drop.
If you have a honey bee swarm on your property, they are looking for a new nesting spot and they will likely move on in 24-48 hours. A bee keeper may be able to relocate the swarm for you, the British Beekeepers Association provide information on how to identify bees, wasps and hornets, and find local beekeepers in your area.
Can I treat wasps or bees nests myself?
If wasps or bees feel that their nest is threatened they will sting. We strongly advise against trying to treat the nest yourself. Any products bought from the supermarket or DIY stores, such as fly and wasp killer, do not have the strength to kill the entire nest. The products we use are for professional use only, and therefore are more effective at getting to the heart of the nest. Please do not use any products on bees.
How do I find a professional pest controller?
We are fully qualified and are members of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) and the NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association). Our technicians are qualified to treat all pests, they are knowledgeable and experienced and happy to help with any pest problem you may have.
How do I book an appointment?
We can get you booked in as soon as possible, or whenever is convenient for you.