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Wasp Control in Essex – Efficient Removal of Wasps & Their Nests

St Georges Pest Control carry Efficient Wasp Control in Essex with professional Wasp Control Technicians

 

  • Yellow and black striped bodies 10-15mm long.
  • The first sighting of a wasp in the early spring will be the Queen. (She is larger at 20mm).
  • Waking from hibernation, she will find a nest site in a hole in the ground, loft cavity or in a garden shed and start to build a nest to produce the workers (sterile females) who will take charge of maintaining the nest and eggs whilst the Queen concentrates on laying more.
  • Throughout the summer the nest will continue to grow and the eggs and larvae will be nurtured and fed by the workers. The Queen will stay in the nest continuing to lay eggs until the end of the summer, where she will produce a last batch of eggs which will become fertile males and females (Queens).
  • These wasps will mate and leave the nest, the males will die off at the end of autumn along with the founder queen and the young fertilised queens will go into hibernation to start the cycle again the following spring.
  • One nest may produce 30,000 wasps in a year.

 

Evidence

  • Wasps continually entering through air vents, under tiles and eaves.
  • Wasps will also nest in the ground in banks, ditches and gardens.

 

Treatment

  • To establish if you have an active wasp nest, we would recommend that you have a full inspection of the outside of your property (July, August). If you can see wasps entering through air vents, under tiles, under eaves etc, then you have a nest.
  • The nest would need to be treated as soon as possible as wasps can chew through plaster board ceilings and their nests can block air vents. If left untreated, there is a very high risk of dopey wasps migrating down into the property when the nest is dying at the end of the summer season. If the dying nest cannot be removed, this problem could last for several weeks.
  • We treat wasp nests with an insecticide spray, removing the nest if accessible and safe to do so. If the nest is not accessible a dust would be pumped into the opening where the wasps are gaining entry. The returning wasps walk through the dust into the nest which becomes contaminated and will die off within a few hours
  • Due to the aggressive nature of wasps, we recommend that you call ourselves or a pest control company to have it treated or removed professionally.