Identifying a Wasp problem

Wasps are most active in the warm spring and summer months. If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden then there is likely to be a nest nearby, either on your property or a neighbour's property or in your garden.

Wasp Nest


It will help if you are able to tell the Pest Control Officer (PCO) where the wasps are coming from, as this will determine the type of treatment. Treatment usually involves puffing insecticidal dust into the nest entrance. The wasps carry the insecticide into the nest, eventually killing all the wasps inside.

Wasp Nest Removal

Removing a wasp nest can be dangerous as wasps will feel threatened and often become aggressive and will sting. Wasp nests will often be inaccessible and it is not necessary to remove the wasp nest, as wasps do not return to or re-use a nest.

To reduce the risk of stings to you and your family, arrange for a professional wasp nest treatment. This effective solution will eliminate the wasps and keep you safe from the threat of stings.

Wasps vs Bees

It is important to understand the difference between wasps and bees

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Honey Bee visiting a flower
Wasps Eating Sweet Fruit


You cannot prevent wasps making nests in your property or garden. What you can do is identify the problem early on when the nest is small and easier to treat. Early on wasps nests are golf ball in size and will have fewer wasps and so be easier to treat. Look for wasp activity in or around lofts, garages, air bricks, under eaves or roof tiles, sheds and compost heaps.

Keep windows and doors shut in the area of the wasp nest to prevent wasps entering inside your home.

Keep safe - If you have spotted a nest, make sure you keep children and pets away from the area.

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