Wasps


 

If you think you’ve got wasps in your attic, and you need pest control in North London, get in touch for urgent assistance.

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About Wasps

Here in the UK, wasps are mainly classed as common wasps (Vespula vulgaris) or German wasps (Vespula germanica). Both are yellow and black striped and are known for their painful stings which can cause allergic and sometimes dangerous reactions. Often seen as an aggressive insect, the wasp will only attack when threatened but it tends to emit a distress pheromone which can make other members of its colony highly defensive and more prone to sting. When wasps are causing problems in a public area or are endangering human health, it may be necessary to prepare for wasp nest removal.

How do you know if you have a wasp nest on your land or property?

If you see a large number of wasps in and around your house, garden or office, there’s probably a wasp nest nearby. Queen wasps emerge from hibernation in the Spring and start working on a new wasp nest, which is made from chewed wood and saliva. She is joined by hundreds of “worker” wasps who continue to build the wasp nest and by the Summer, 300 eggs can be produced daily with up to 5,000 adults feeding grubs and maintaining the wasp nest. Wasps are likely to make their nests in sheltered spots so you’re likely to find them under trees, in bushes, in wall cavities, under eaves or in your shed or garage. They are at their peak in August and September when their work in the wasp nest is done and they start to become a nuisance!

Why control wasps?

There are a few issues to consider if you discover a wasp nest:

Wasp stings are painful and can be fatal. For people who are allergic to wasp stings, anaphylactic shock can occur and this is a life-threatening reaction
If you run a business and customers are bombarded by wasps they are likely to complain or even worse, stop visiting you
You have a duty to protect your customers and staff as well as minimising the disruption to your business
Wasps should only be treated if they pose a risk to public health and safety
The earlier you treat a wasp nest, the less aggressive the colony is going to be
Wasps do not die after one sting – they can sting you multiple times! Remember that when they feel threatened, wasps can become aggressive very quickly.

 

 

What Sparta Pest Control offer:

  • Our wasp pest control service involves the technician applying specialist insecticide at the entrance to the nest. Wasps entering the nest are then contaminated with the powder or liquid. This insecticide is biodegradable and is not toxic to other species, so the environmental impact of our work is carefully considered and managed.