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How To Get Rid Of Wasp’s Nests?

Wasps are a common problem in the UK during summer, but not many people know that they start building their nests in spring.

The process begins when the queen wasp builds a very small, usually golf ball-sized nest in places on your property that are difficult to find, such as under the eaves, wall cavities, roof cavities and outbuildings as sheds, old toilets, coal stores and garages.

Due to their size, the nests tend to be fairly tricky to spot when construction first begins. Still, it is important to keep an eye out for them as the closer it gets to summer, the volume of wasps will increase significantly, as will the size of the nest.

If spotted early, it is much easier, and the problem can be solved faster.

How To Spot A Wasp’s Nest?

The first obvious indication that you may have a wasp’s nest is increased wasps around your property and gardens. Still, as mentioned previously, this could mean that the problem has already escalated.

It is recommended that throughout the spring months, you keep an eye out for nests in the previously mentioned areas of your property.

The nest themselves are very distinctive as they are made from chewed-up wood fibres that the wasps mix with their saliva to create the exterior of their nests. This gives the nest a paper-like texture which almost looks like crinkled cardboard. Inside those papery walls are hundreds of individual cells formed into a honeycomb pattern.

As mentioned above, they can be as small as a golf ball at the beginning of the nest build. However, if left untreated, once summer arrives and the increase in wasps, the nests can be bigger than footballs, and thousands of wasps can inhabit them.

Suppose you cannot see the nest but have noticed an influx of wasps visiting your property. In that case, you can watch the wasps closely to determine which direction they are travelling in. This is more than likely due to worker wasps returning to the nest. You will eventually know their hiding place if you trace their flight path.

How To Stop Wasps From Nesting On Your Property?

Like most pests, wasps seek to nest where they have a good food source and shelter.

To decrease the chances of your home becoming a nesting site, it is important to ensure that all food waste is cleared away and that bin lids are tightly sealed.

It is also advantageous to ensure that gaps and cracks that wasps can fit through and enter your property are filled. If leaving your windows and doors open, it is beneficial to use screens to keep the pests out.

Suppose you believe your outbuildings, eaves, roof, and wall cavities could be a cosy home for wasps. In that case, it is a good idea to check the areas regularly to look for signs of nests and take care of the issue immediately if one is found.

Treatment Methods

It is possible to buy sprays and foams to destroy wasp nests. Still, it is of utmost importance that you read the labels carefully and follow the instructions.

Wasps can be very angry creatures, sending warning signals to their colony when they feel that their nests are being threatened. This could result in a swarm.

Wasp stings can be painful and, more importantly, can cause a serious threat to people who are allergic to them. It is therefore recommended that, if possible, you contact a trained pest controller to ensure that the nest is dealt with correctly and safely. They will also offer you good advice and put your mind at ease about the problem.

If you are looking for trustworthy pest control, contact us today! We are experienced professionals with the treatments and methods to remove wasps nests. 

If you have a problem with wasps or any other type of pest contact that needs professional treatment, contact us below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.