Wasp Nest Removal Blackburn
Wasp Nest Removal Services Blackburn – Wallace Pest Control
With the warmer spring weather arriving the queen wasp emerges from her hibernation and starts looking for a suitable spot for her wasp nest – before you know it the wasp season is upon us and many people are looking for a reliable pest control company to help them removing an unwanted wasps nest.
Wallace Pest Control are one of the leading pest control companies covering the Blackburn area and have a huge amount of experience dealing with wasps nests.
It’s important that you get some professional help to remove the wasp nest before the nest gets established throughout the summer where the number of wasps will significantly increase and their behaviour gets more aggressive.
Wallace Pest Control offer a complete and thorough wasp nest removal service to help you get through these difficult months with ease. Our pest controllers are experts in getting rid of the pests that can cause serious health concerns, so call us today – we offer an expert, professional wasp nest removal service at a competitive price.
If you live in Blackburn or the wider surrounding area (including Brownhill, Darwen, Rishton or Mellor) and suspect that you may have a wasp nest on your property please make us your first port of call – Contact us now or call us on 07443 052851 and our experienced friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.
Unfortunately, the ideal spot for a wasp nest is often in man-made structures such as sheds, garages, fences, wall cavities, under eaves and roof spaces but can also be found outside on trees and one of the major problems with wasps nests is that the wasps will try to protect their nest, and the queen wasp, by stinging anyone who comes near.
If you’ve got a wasp nest in your garden or on your property it can be an absolute nightmare as these pesky insects will come out of nowhere making them quite hard to spot until they land on something close by – normally food or sweet or sugary drinks.
Even though you might be tempted to try to remove the nest in order to get rid of these pests, there are significant risks involved with trying to removing these nests yourself.
Wasp Nest Removal Treatment
Our standard treatments are done using professional insecticidal dust directly into the nest by puncturing the paper nest with a nest spike and a high powered duster. This method is also used on entrances into the nest where we can’t puncture the nest directly.
With the extension lances we can perform these jobs without the use of ladder up to around 6 – 8 meters.
Non-standard treatments may require the use of non-toxic methods if we are in a sensitive site where insecticides cannot be applied.
Non-standard treatments may also include spraying or fogging with insecticides where the nest cannot be reached safely or without further work being carried out to access the nest.
How To Identify A Wasps Nest
Once a queen wasp has identified a suitable spot for her nest she will chew wood mixed with saliva to create a pulp which is moulded to an outer shell containing many internal chambers.
The wasp nest will start about the size of a golf ball and at peak activity grow to the size of a large football containing between 3000 to 8000 wasps in a typical year.
If you identify a wasp nest its essential that you get your wasp nest removed by a professional pest control company as soon as possible. Once worker wasps become established and start foraging the queen will become a full-time egg producer laying 200 to 300 eggs per day.
Once a wasp nest becomes established there will be much more activity with workers coming in and out and if any of those workers feel threatened they can release a pheromone which acts as a distress call for other wasps in the nest.
A rather obvious telltale clue that you have a wasp nest nearby is a high number of wasps in a particular area, if you observe them (from a safe distance!) you should be able to identify them coming and going from a similar location.
Another thing to look out for is white tram lines on wooden furniture, this is a result of wasps stripping the wood from garden chairs, tables, fencing and sheds to use as the construction material for their ever-growing nest.
How To Prevent A Wasps Nest
As with all things prevention is better than the cure.
Whilst it’s not possible to entirely guarantee against a queen wasp choosing your property or garden as the site for her wasp nest there are some steps you can take to make your home less attractive for both a nest and also worker wasps foraging for food.
Maintain Your Property: If a queen wasp can’t get in she can’t build a nest. Look out for cracks and gaps, seal up any opening and use insect mesh to cover air bricks and cable entry points.
Cut Off Food Supply: Wasps are attracted to bins and open food. Keep bins closed and if possible sealed. Avoid leaving sugary drinks or food left out in the open. Wipe up any spillages of sugary drinks from garden tables and furniture. If you have fruit trees or bushes don’t leave fallen fruit rotting on the ground.
Wasp Traps: Put a few wasp traps at the end of the garden. Wasp traps make it easy for a wasp to get in but difficult to get out again. Add a sugary bait to make it even more attractive to wasps.