Wasp and hornet nest removal in Wokingham from a local company
A common enough problem experienced by homeowners right across Wokingham and Winnersh during the spring and summer – the discovery of a wasp nest or hornet nest at their property. The nest may be sat in a garden shrub or hidden away inside the loft or cavity wall of the property, either way for many people it’s something that they dread and fear – the dreaded wasp nest.
Here at All Aspects Pest Control we are experts in wasp nest removal in Wokingham, one call is all it takes to get our technicians out to you to start the process of removing this pest and leaving you free to enjoy the summer. Our technicians will carryout an in-depth survey of your property to identify if it is indeed a wasps nest and not a type of bumble bee that acts in a similar manner. Many people confuse wasps, bees and hoverflies and we have a link to an identification page – click here to see it.
The wasp nest removal process in Wokingham
The technician will also look for any other smaller wasps nests that will need treating, quite often we find a large dominant wasp nest that is overshadowing a smaller, unnoticed wasp colony. When the larger wasp nest is removed from the area this allows the smaller one to flourish and grow in size, meaning that you will require two treatments over the course of a few weeks. Our aim is to save you money and hassle by identifying as many wasp nests as possible and treating these in one go.
We do not charge for any additional wasps nests that we deal with, our customers are our priority and so we aim to provide the best pest control service that we can.
At All Aspects Pest Control we will provide you a same day service for wasp nest removal across the Wokingham area and we take great pride in our service delivery: all of our wasp nest treatments are guaranteed, once the nest has been treated all activity will cease within a few hours but in case you still see wasps flying about we’ll happily return and re-treat it for you without any extra charge.
There are three ways in which we can eradicate a wasp nest and these are as follows:
Wasp nest removal
If the wasp or hornet nest is within physical reach of the technician, we will place a collection bag below the nest and inject a strong pesticide powder into the nest. This powder is incredibly fast acting and within 15 to 20 minutes the nest will then be removed. We will take the bag and nest away from your home and if there are any stragglers they will fly off; without the presence of the Queen wasp giving off her pheromone they have no instructions to defend the nest and so pose no hazard.
Void wasp nest treatment
We will often find that the wasps have built their nest someplace difficult to access like deep inside a cavity wall or down inside the soffit box where there is no direct way of getting at it. Once again inject insecticidal powder into this void, the powder will penetrate the void finding its way into the nest and here it will kill all the wasps along with the Queen wasp. Any workers that are out hunting for insects will return to the nest and come into contact with the powder and this will kill them off over a period of 4 to 6 hours.
Wasp traps and lures
We also offer wasp lures that you can be placed outside of your property, these entice worker wasps away from your outside areas like patios. These are hanging traps that physically catch the wasp and one advantage of these lures is that they are selective; only attracting wasps and not honeybees. These traps are 100% pesticide and toxin free as well as being totally maintenance free – no cleaning and no emptying; simple hang up the trap up, the wasps get drawn in and at the end of the summer just throw away the trap.
If you discover a wasp or hornets nest on your property in Wokingham, you will want a speedy, professional solution to the problem – all of our technicians are full time pest control experts equipped with a wide range of insecticides and application methods to ensure an efficient response. We offer a service that runs seven days a week for wasps and hornets and we aim for a response to your home within 4 to 6 hours of getting your phone call. Alternatively use of contact form and we can have someone out to you the nest day.
Fully trained, fully insured and members of the National Pest Technicians Association – we are specialists in all types of pests and we can offer you a no obligation telephone advice line on 07967 360 000.
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Frequently asked questions on wasps and hornets
Wasp nest treatments in Wokingham
How many types of wasps are there in the UK?
When it comes to wasps there are around 9000 species of these insects and most of these are solitary wasps that prey on insects and pose absolutely no hazard to us; our problem comes from the 9 species of colony building wasps and hornets that have an aggressive nature and will defend their nest.
It is these 9 that cause the problems along with honey bees and bumble bees; when it comes to dealing with any type of bee we prefer to see if we can relocate the insects rather than killing them.
We have put together a guide to the different types of wasps and hornets – click here to visit that page,
Wasps in the loft? Insecticidal treatments for wasps in Wokingham
We have found a wasp nest in our loft, do they hibernate?
Only one wasp will survive the winter and that is the Queen Wasp, to do this she will find herself some place dry and with a stable temperature - your loft makes an ideal place for this. She will remain dormant until the temperatures rise, emerging in the spring, we see the first Queens emerge around March or April and they begin the process of building a brand new nest; neither wasps or hornets re-use an old nest.
How many wasps can you get in one nest?
The answer to that varies greatly between the different species and for the Common wasp or the German wasp which have the largest nests, numbers can range into several thousand. Generally though its usually hundreds topping out in the low thousand; hornets will have much smaller sized nests although they will pack a greater punch so avoid getting stung by one of these.
Wasp and hornet nests
Where do wasps and hornets build their nests?
The answer to that is just about anywhere; certain species of wasp like the Saxon wasp will build their nest in a bush and these are often quite low hanging. They build a small (think around a pineapple size) nest which is grey and quite difficult to see hidden in the shade of the bush, we find that a lot of these nests get disturbed by gardener’s hedge trimming. Other wasps like the Common wasp will build in cavity walls, in lofts, and even excavate a nest in the ground and its not uncommon to make this painful discovery when mowing the lawn. A new species that has recently arrived in the very South East of the country is the paper wasp and these build without the iconic outer sheath – they only build a honeycomb.
Wasp nest removal within 24 hours wasps in Wokingham
How do we know if we have wasps?
Wasps are insectivores and so will fly around searching for insects, when a wasp is out hunting for insects they will have a lazy flight pattern, meandering about and you will be able to recognise that its searching for something. When you have a wasp or hornet nest nearby you can see a definite flight path – they will track in and out; so look at dense hedges before beginning any work to see if you spot this activity – there’s a nest inside so be careful.
Inside a property you may hear a constant crunching or scratching sound, this is made by the wasps continually expanding their nest, if you hear this noise through plasterboard, be very careful as the board may be wafer thin and you can easily poke your finger through the skin into the nest.
Fully trained pest control technicians from All Aspects Pest Control
All wasps and hornets will sting to defend their nest and this can be hazardous, every wasp and hornet nest is accessible to us, as we have a range of equipment and different methods of treatment at our disposal.
All our treatments are guaranteed and we also search for secondary, smaller colonies that may have been unnoticed by you. When we find these they get treated as well and for no additional charge – our customers are our priority and we provide a top quality service.
If you have a wasp nest and want a quick, reliable service as the right price just phone us on 07967 360 000 or use our contact form and someone will be in touch.