Discovering a wasp nest on your property can be a daunting experience. The sudden presence of these stinging insects can turn a peaceful environment into a potential hazard. At Pest In Peace, we understand the urgency and concern in such situations.
Our dedicated team is equipped with the expertise and training to address your wasp nest issue promptly. We know that the safety of your home or business is paramount, and our trained professionals are committed to delivering effective and secure wasp nest removal services.
Please don’t attempt to remove a wasp nest if you find one on your property. Wasps are incredibly aggressive over the summer months, and any attempt to get close to their nest will result in being attacked. Instead, please leave it to our technicians, who are highly trained and equipped to exterminate wasps. Furthermore, using various equipment and insecticides, we can treat a nest in awkward or inaccessible spots.
Spot The Signs of a Wasp Nest
Before calling our expert team on 07980 597423, you should ensure you know where the problem is located. Here are the four signs to look out for:
- Spotting wasp activity: If wasps are regularly visiting a specific area in your home, such as around an open window, garden or kitchen, it’s probably a sign that a nest is located nearby.
- Follow their flightpath: Watching a wasps flightpath is a strong indicator of a nest. Are they commonly entering and exiting an air brick vent, roof space, window or external gap?
- Hearing buzzing: If a wasp nest is located in your roof space or cavity wall, you’ll hear a district buzzing sound. Hearing this sound is a surefire sign that you have an active wasp nest.
- Seeing the nest: You may locate the nest yourself in your attic, shed or the bushes of your garden. Wasp nests are magnificent in terms of engineering and can range in size. New nests are typically the size of a golf ball, whereas long-standing active nests can be over 1 foot long.
Removing a wasp nest is not a safe job; they are very aggressive and will attack in numbers if they feel threatened. Therefore, contact us today if any of the above sounds familiar. We have treated wasp nests in all environments, including Schools, Houses, Office buildings, Football Clubs, Pubs, Garages, Sheds and Stately homes all over Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Wasps vs Hornets
Wasps and hornets are both types of stinging insects. Although, it’s more likely that you’re dealing with a common wasp problem. Some of the key differences between the two insects include:
- Appearance: Wasps tend to have smoother bodies with a brighter yellow or black colour. Hornets, however, are bigger and typically have a black and yellow pattern on their bodies.
- Nesting: Wasps typically nest in attics, sheds, air vents and other common areas in the home. In comparison, hornets will nest in branches, hollow trees, and underground. For that reason, most calls we receive across Chesire are for wasps.
- Aggression: Both wasps and hornets are equally aggressive when defending their nest.
- Sting: Both insects can sting multiple times, unlike bees, which can only sting once. This makes them much more likely to sting. While being stung by either insect isn’t fun, a hornet’s stinger is slightly barbed, making it much more painful than a wasp.
Both wasps and hornets pose significant threats to humans and require a professional pest control company to remove them. Handling the removal on your own is dangerous. Therefore, you should call Pest In Peace at 07980 597423 to arrange your wasp nest removal treatment.