Wasp Nest Removal

Wasp Nest Removal

If you are having issues with wasps in your home or business, this is something you will have to take control of. However, there is a difference between dealing with one or two wasps and having an infestation. If you think that your problem has gotten worse than usual & you want to remove the nest, your best course of action is to contact Alpha Pest Management early. We will come into your business, house or farm and solve the issue promptly.  After a quick inspection we will agree on an effective treatment to control this issue at your property.

As you will read below, attempting to remove a live wasp nest is a serious job best left to professionals.  Without the specific knowledge and experience, it’s a task that can go badly wrong!

It’s important to remember that not all types of insects attack and are dangerous. For example, bees rarely sting & their behaviour is beneficial in terms of local plant pollination. But many types of wasp’s sting which can cause serious allergic reactions in some requiring treatment. Wasps are a common insect nuisance for many homeowners; their sting causes swelling, itching, and redness. Once your skin has been stung by wasps, your body releases the histamine and leukotriene,  chemicals which cause the swelling. Once the swelling goes down, your skin will become itchy. For some, the itching will persist for weeks.

Wasp Identification

If you’re not sure whether you have bees or wasps in your home, there are a few things you can look for to help you determine which type of insect it is. Bees are typically larger than wasps and have a more rounded body. They are also more likely to be covered in hair, whereas wasps are smooth-bodied. Another way to tell the difference is by observing their nests. Bee colonies are usually made of wax and are often found in hollow trees or in the ground. Wasps, on the other hand, build their nests out of paper-like material and are more likely to build them in high places, such as on the eaves of a house.

About Wasp Nests

Wasp nests are usually built from paper-like material that the wasps create by chewing wood and other plant fibres or sometimes mud or clay. The nests can vary considerably in size, but they are typically about the size of a soccer ball. The nests are usually built in sheltered locations, such as in trees in gardens, under the cover of eaves, or in attics. Wasp nests are usually home to several hundred wasps, although some nests can contain up to a few thousand wasps. The wasps in a nest are typically divided into two groups: the workers and the queens. The workers are the smaller, infertile females that do the majority of the work in the nest, such as gathering food and building the nest. The queens are the larger, fertile females that lay the eggs. Wasps are considered to be pests by many people because they can be aggressive and can sting people if they feel threatened. However, wasps are also important pollinators and help to control other insect populations, particularly in the summer.

A wasp nest is a place where the female wasps build a home. They use these places to lay eggs and to store food for when they hatch. A queen wasp wakes from her winter slumber, intent on finding a location to build a home. Using a mixture of wood and spit, she constructs a malleable pulp that is ideal for shaping. She builds her nest by herself. She places eggs into the cells, which she constructs out of wood and saliva. After hatching, the young wasps become her first workers. After reaching adulthood, the new workers forage for supplies and construct the nest. For the remainder of her life, the queen lays eggs.  If you have one on your property, an appropriate control plan & treatment should be agreed on to deal with the problem.  Alpha Pest Management has many years of experience in dealing with the problem of wasp nests and & our service will be built-in prompt & effective.

If you see a wasp nest in your property, then there are some things you should do to take early control of the situation.

Where Do Wasp Nest?

If you want to remove a wasp’s nest, then you need to identify where the nest is located. There are different ways in which you can locate a wasp’s nest. One way to do this is by using a flashlight. Another option is to use a mirror. However, you need some basic knowledge about where wasps tend to build their nests.

There are a few different common places that wasp nests have been known to form. Some wasps will build their colony in trees or shrubs, while others may build their nests in the ground. Some wasps will even build their nests in the eaves of houses or in other protected areas. Wasps will typically build their nests in areas where there is a lot of activity, as this provides them with a good source of food.

Once you’ve found the nest, you should try to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you leave it alone, then the wasps will continue building their colony which will grow over time and present a hazard to the building. So, you need to take action to control the problem and prevent worsening.

The best method is to call an experienced pest exterminator like Alpha Pest Management. In the course of an average summer season, we assist many hundreds of owners impacted by the presence of nesting wasps. We will be able to help you control the problem with an effective treatment. You should also make sure that the area is completely free of food. This is because the wasps are going to come back after they have eaten.

How NOT to Remove a Wasp Nest

Wasp nests can cause a lot of harm. They can sting people, cause allergic reactions and they can destroy property. So, if you want to get rid of a wasp nest, avoid ‘do it yourself solutions’. Take control!

There are a few things you definitely don’t want to do when removing a wasp nest. The most important is don’t try to do it yourself – take control & call a professional. Experienced pest control companies like us, will be able to identify the type of wasp that is in the nest and will know how to deal with the situation (and have the necessary licences and people; experience to use any chemicals)

Many people think fire is a simple DIY solution to this problem.  Don’t ever use fire to destroy the nest – this will just anger the wasps and make them more likely to sting as well as creating a real fire risk to your premises. Don’t use any kind of chemical spray – this can be dangerous to both you and the environment. Most chemicals are controlled now require appropriate licencing and certification for safe and legal use. The best way to remove a wasp nest is to call a professional to do it for you.  

Never try to hit the nest off the wall.  If you try to knock the nest down with a pole you better be ready to start running!  Disturbed and angry wasps often attack.  

At Alpha Pest Management we have the relevant experience & will apply the appropriate treatment at an affordable cost. You will have the peace of mind knowing the job is done properly and in a safe manner.  Avoid DIY!

Get Rid of a Wasp Nest? Contact Us

If you want to remove a wasp’s nest, then you need to contact us. We offer a wide variety of services, including removing nests in the home, commercial buildings and even industrial sites. So, if you are looking for a professional company to help you with your problem, we can provide you with the best solution.  Leave it to an experienced control company like us to ensure the job is done properly & safely.

We have been offering our pest control services for over 20 years. This gives us a lot of experience in this field. And that’s why we know how to deal with all types of pests. Our technicians use different methods to eliminate the wasp’s nest. They also make sure that they follow all the necessary protocols to protect you, your family, and your premises.

So, if you want to remove a wasp’s nest, then you need to call us. We will be able to send one of our experts to assess the situation, agree on a treatment and get the problem removed.  Take control now, call Alpha Pest Mangement.  We cover Co. Down, Co. Armagh & Co. Louth.  We provide a fast, effective pest control service all over these countries.  For more information on our Wasp Nest Removal service, click here: https://alphapestmanagement.co.uk/wasp-control/. We cover, Newry, Warrenpoint, Crossmaglen, Banbridge and all areas in between!