Finding a wasp nest – wasp nest removal
Derby Wasp Control are specialists in wasp nest removal, so If you are experiencing a lot of wasps when in your garden, then it is more than likely there is wasp nest close by. A large wasp nest will have a substantial amount of traffic arriving to and from thee nest at any one time. The first obvious place to look at your, or your neighbour’s roof, paying particular attention to the fascia, soffit area’s and air bricks. Very often these areas old and worn, providing gaps where wasps can gain entry into the loft space.
Once a wasp nest is fully established (June/July/August) it will be quite apparent where the nest entrance is, there will be a constant stream of wasps to and from the nest.
Normally the nest is not visible, it will just be a hole as the nest will be hidden away behind the visible entrance. If a good inspection of the roof doesn’t prove useful then the next places to look are fails to garden sheds and garages. A basic visual inspection from outside will normally be enough to establish if a nest is present.
Where else will I find a wasp nest?
Wasps can and will build their nests inside houses. And it isn’t just the loft area they tend to frequent. In the past we have treated wasp nests in bedrooms, cupboards, ceilings, cavity walls and chimneys, as well as a number of other unusual locations.
Wasps can also build their nests underground, making it slightly more difficult when locations the wasp nest. Old compost heaps, bins, garden walls, kids playhouses, holes in trees, bird boxes, coal bunkers are just a few of the places you may find a wasp nest.
Removing Wasps and Wasp Nests
If you need to get rid of wasps and have a wasp nest on your property then we would highly recommend hiring a professional pest controller. Wasps are aggressive, especially around their nests and sting anyone without being provoked.
Derby Wasp Control treat and kill wasps using a professional insecticide dust. After the wasps have died, the dust remains to catch any rogue wasps. Very often after a nest has been treated, other wasps from nearby nests will attempt to raid the empty nest and by doing this they are also dusted and die.
How long does it take to remove a wasp nest?
If your wasp nest needs to be removed, this can only be done once the nest has been treated first. Even though it isnt necessary, if you wish to have the nest removed then this can only be attempted in the Autumn and Winter months. Derby Wasp Control are specialist in wasp control and wasp nest removal, offering a quick and cheap service in your area
Removing a wasp nest yourself
If you decide to remove a wasp nest yourself, the first thing to ensure is that the nest is not occupied. If you are unsure whether the wasp nest is live, do not attempt to remove it or touch it. The smallest vibrations are enough to provoke wasps into attacking. If you are sure the wasp nest is empty and you want to remove it yourself, we recommend wearing gloves and using a thick bin liner to put the nest in. Wrap the bin liner around the nest, trying to get as much of it as possible into the bag. The nest can be easily detached from its surroundings and will break apart as it is made from a thin paper mache material which crumbles very easily. The core of the nest (comb part) is a little more resilient but will also break apart without too much effort. Once the nest is in the bin bag, seal the bag and place in the waste bin.
Contact Derby Wasp Control now 07970 777015 to have your wasps nest destroyed for good.