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Wasp & Hornet Control in London

How Do I Know I Have A Wasp Nest At My London Property?

It's easy to identify if you have a wasp problem. If you see wasps entering or leaving a crevice in a wall, a hole in the ground or are flying near your roof or another part of your London property between May and November, then you probably have a wasp nest somewhere. A wasp nest is a grey or brownish structure, made of paper-like material. In Autumn, as days get shorter, wasps get confused by indoor lights, thinking it's the sun, so they can enter a room in your house.

Blocking the hole they use to enter and exit is not productive and can even be dangerous, as it will aggravate the wasps and not actually kill the nest. They will surely find another way to exit and my even come inside your London home. Disrupting the wasps and their nest will anger them, and they will sting readily if they perceive a threat to their nest.

Why Remove A Wasp Nest From Your London House?

Tens and hundreds of people die yearly from a wasp sting in the UK. Sure, they have their place in the ecosystem since they feed on flies, caterpillars and other insects, but wasp populations have been artificially increased throughout the years because of the human factor. Our buildings supply them with unlimited nesting grounds, while in nature, they would be restricted to caves, hollow trees, and other natural cavities. Wasps lead to massive damage on fruit production in Autumn and are one of the common pests in London.

Wasp And Hornet Nest Removal in London

Your local wasp exterminator will treat the nest or its entrance, using an insecticide powder and a special lance that aids the application. This way, the technician will be able to reach up to the 2nd floor up from the ground. The advanced biodegradable insecticide is non-toxic to mammals but is highly potent against wasps and hornets. Prior to the treatment, the exterminator will inspect the area for any other nests or water tanks that may attract other wasps to your property.

What To Do After The Wasp Removal?

Once your London wasp exterminator has treated the nest with the powder, it will become hyperactive for about 3 hours, usually less. You need to stay away from the area until all activity has ceased and keep children and pets in a safe distance.

The 3 main points of the wasp treatment that you need to remember are:

  1. Wasps can't reuse a treated nest (if the nest is out of reach and we can't remove it);
  2. Wasps don't move their nests and can't move to another nest. Once they create the nest, it is there for the duration of its life, usually 7-8 months;
  3. Wasps nest in spring, before the end of May, but you may not notice their presence until much later in the year when their population have grown. A wasp colony can reach up to 10 000 wasps in late Autumn.

Best Plans For You

Professional wasp control treatment plans in London, tailored to fit any budget, of any household!

Wasp Nest Treatment

£75.00
  • - Inspection and detailed pest control report
  • - Every other nest £25
  • - External or internal treatment
  • Treatment with 3 months guarantee

Hornet Nest Treatment

£85.00
  • - Inspection and detailed pest control report
  • - Every other nest £25
  • - All types of hornets
  • Treatment with 3 months guarantee

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