Wasp Nest Removal Burnley
Burnley’s Leading Wasp Nest Removal Experts
Spring has sprung and unfortunately along with the warmer weather come wasps.
This is the time of year that the Queen wasp searches for a suitable spot for her wasp nest.
Wasp nests are usually found in roof spaces, wall cavities, and air vents of properties but can also appear in garden sheds or eaves of the house.
Wallace Pest Control use a variety of methods to destroy and remove the nest depending on its location.
As the leading professional Burnley based wasp nest removal specialist we will always choose the most appropriate method for the job.
There is no single product or method suitable for all wasp nest removals. Because of the dangers dealing with a wasp nest we approach every job with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
It is worth bearing in mind that with the current coronavirus lockdown regulations in place there will be significantly fewer external food sources for wasps.
Pub beer gardens, restaurants outside spaces, picnics, park waste bins and commercial waste bins have historically provided rich feeding grounds for wasps and will all be empty this summer but wasps and the occupants of the wasp nests will still need to feed.
With many more people spending much more time at home, in their gardens and having more BBQ’s this has all the makings of a perfect storm for a summer of many more wasps becoming a bigger garden pest than ever before – early detection and removal of a wasp nest is more essential than ever.
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.
Our Wasp Nest Removal Process
When we arrive, we will talk you through the process of how we are going to treat your unwanted wasp nest. Step one is to carry out a risk assessment before proceeding to provide the safest strategy possible. If you have any questions or concerns you may have with regards to the wasp nest removal process and what to expect after the wasp nest has been treated then we are more than happy to answer all questions.
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.
What To Expect After Our Visit
Activity in and around the nest will slowly start to die out to the point where there will be no sign of activity at all. Usually this process takes 24 hours as a short and clean method. Once the nest’s inhabitants have all been killed, it will not be re-used by any wasps in the future and can be safely removed if needed at a later day. If the dead nest itself is accessible then we may be able to remove it also.
If you find an unusual number of wasps in and around your home, contact Wallace Pest Control right away. We can identify exactly what type of wasp you are dealing with spot any entry points and determine an effective course of treatment.
Wasps The Threat
The sting of a wasp causes an injection of venom into the victim. Dissimilar to the sting of a honeybee, the wasp sting can be withdrawn from the victim and used again. Wasps can be extremely aggressive and are territorial. A single wasp can sting many times which can cause an allergic reaction which in some cases can require a trip to the hospital. A wasp nest sting is also more painful than that of a bee. This is because a wasp sting is an alkali based venom rather than the acidic venom of bees.