Pest Control Services in London

314 Romford Road
London E7 8BE
e-mail: contact@mightypestcontrol.co.uk
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0207 112 8473
0791 264 5193
How to get rid of Wasps

How to control wasps

Wasps Control Treatment

The common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) is about 15 mm in length with a distinctive yellow and black banding. The queen wasp, somewhat larger than the worker, emerges from hibernation in the spring and begins to build a ball shaped nest of about 2-3 inches in diameter. The nest is made from chewed wood pulp which is laid down with a very fragile paper-like outer shell. The few initial cells in the original golf ball size nest are expanded throughout the summer as the queen wasp continues to lay eggs and the emerging adult worker wasps take on the nest building to accommodate the growing colony.

At the end of summer the nest may be the size of a football or larger and will contain many thousands of developing grubs and mature wasps. As cold weather approaches and the colony dies off, a new queen will seek out a suitable sheltered spot to hibernate until the following spring when the whole process begins again. Wasp nests are often found in roof spaces, cavity walls, and holes in trees or in the ground. Wasps are usually only a nuisance in late summer when the workers are finished their nest building and become preoccupied with foraging for sweet substances such as over-ripe fruit, and if provoked they are more likely to sting at that time.

Wasps Treatment

Mighty wasps control service is generally available when wasps are most active, from June until the end of October. The treatment consists of applying an insecticide to the nest either in the form of a liquid or a dust. The nest will then slowly die over a period of 2 to 4 days. Most nests are found in the roof space; however the treatment can usually be carried out without entering the loft and without unduly disturbing the wasps. Wasps do not re-use old nests therefore there is no need to remove a dead nest.

If you want to do Wasps Treatment yourself

  • This is not advised, as these can be dangerous especially to someone allergic to wasp stings.
  • Nest locations can also be high or difficult to reach, so there is a risk of falling and injury.
  • We recommend seeking professional advice and treatment.
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