Wasp nest control - how do we kill wasp nests?

wasp nest control using methods we employ to kill wasp nests

The first question you will ask yourself upon finding that you have a wasp nest is: how to get rid of it? A wasp nest is an unusual problem for people to deal with. You can't just pull it off and throw it away. If you physically destroy the nest, how do you deal with the other wasps that weren't in the nest at that time? Sometimes wasps that have had their nest destroyed will just start rebuilding the nest from scratch.
But don't panic, we are specialists in wasp nest control and also hornet nest treatments. We also provide a same day service, so for those people that really don't like wasps at all, we are here to help and we guarantee that we kill wasp nests dead.

To give you a basic idea of how we carry out wasp nest control we have wrote a few notes to explain the process so you will know what to expect. When we come to your home to treat your wasp nest, we will identify all the entry points to the wasp nest or if possible the actual nest, we do not necessarily need to see the actual nest to destroy it. We then apply an insecticide which will kill the entire nest and is a professional use insecticide that is not available to the public. This insecticide is called Ficam D and is in dry powder form. To be able to purchase this product, we have had to undergo professional training in the application of insecticides and their proper use.

The powder is off white in colour and is applied under pressure and blown into the nest entrances from a pump, or if the nest is visible, we can stab the nest and inject the dust directly into the inside of the wasp nest.

The wasps upon returning to the nest walk through the dust that has been applied and then carry the dust into the nest thus affecting all the occupants within the nest. This insecticide is fast acting and the nest will die by the end of the day as all of the inhabitants return from their daily activities.

Sometimes directly after treatment, the wasps become agitated by the application of the dust and we advise customers to keep all windows and doors closed for a time after treatment, just to be on the safe side. The last thing we want is anyone getting stung when it is so easily prevented. So when you call us out to deal with a wasp nest, all you need to do is point us in the direction and then stay away from the nest whilst we do our job. This method of wasp nest control is by far the safest way of dealing wasps or hornets and is used for all types of nest no matter where their location.
We have never failed to successfully treat a nest and we have never come across a nest which we couldn't treat.

We often get asked:

Do wasps nest in trees and bushes?

Yes, German wasps do build nests in trees and bushes.

We also get asked:

Do wasps nest underground?

Yes common wasps do build nests in old vole and rabbit burrows, under walls, patios, just about anywhere that they can fit and where it is dry with enough space for them to build their nest.

How can you tell if a wasp nest is active?

If you have found a wasp or hornet nest and you are unsure if it is "alive". From a safe distance take a moment and just watch the nest, if it is active you will see wasps leaving and returning to the nest, also you will see wasps crawling over the exterior of the nest as they make repairs and add nest material. You can take a look at the wasp nest videos that we have provided to see exactly what an active wasp nest looks like.

Sometimes you will find small "starter nests" (up to 3 inches in diameter) in your shed or loft, if it is late into the summer (July onwards) then you can be almost sure that the nest is not active, a queen has started building the nest in spring and for one reason or another has stopped (maybe she was killed or maybe she just decided that the location wasn't good enough). Any nests in late June/early July bigger than 3 inches could be active.
Please take a look at our other pages for further assistance in identifying wasp and hornet nests

How do I know if I am allergic to wasp and bee stings?

You will know if you are allergic to wasp and bee stings when you arrive at hospital in an ambulance after being stung.

Whatever your wasp problem is, we can deal with it for you in a fast and safe manner and prevent anyone from going through the discomfort of having a nasty sting.

We charge a flat fee of £40.00 to treat a Wasp or Hornet nest regardless of its location.
We have no hidden extra charges such as VAT or for unnecessary surveys.
Any secondary nests found on your property we charge an additional £10.00 per nest.
All work is guaranteed.
We work WEEKENDS too! So if you have found a nest whilst out in your garden and it is a Saturday or Sunday, don't worry, just give us a call and we will come straight out.

Please be sure you have identified the species before calling us.
If you are unsure of what species of wasp or bee you have, please call us and we will be happy to help you identify the problem.
Due to a large number of false call outs in the past we now charge a call out fee of £35 for call outs to bumble bees, masonry bees or mining bees.