Questions answered about wasps - Page:10
Generally speaking, no. Wasp nests do not have a particular smell.
However, occasionally if a large amount of insect food is carried into the nest, or in hot weather when workers are bringing a lot of water into the nest to cool it down, the nest can become saturated at the bottom of the nest. If it does not dry out quickly it can start to smell musty or mouldy. On occasion, nests touch plasterboard (ceilings or walls) and this moisture can seep through and stain. In really bad cases the plasterboard can slop off and expose the nest.
Yes, not a problem, we can fit in jobs to suit you.
If it is springtime and you are getting wasps in the loft, or they are getting in the house via the attic, it will be queens.
Loft spaces are ideal places for queen wasps to hibernate over winter. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, these queens will begin to emerge from hibernation.
They need to feed right away, or they will starve. Sometimes queens make a mistake and find their way inside the house instead of going outside. They can be a nuisance, but this will not continue for very long.
This is most likely to be a birds nest. Birds such as house martins build nests which look similar to wasp nests, but they are made from mud. Wasp nests are made from chewed wood, almost like paper mache. A wasp nest is normally light grey in colour with swirl marks across it.
In the United States and Canada, there are wasps called Mud dauber which build small nests from mud. For more information visit Mud dauber wasp
Yes, we do not necessarily need to see the nest to kill it. We can take several different approaches when tackling a wasp nest.
As long as you can see wasps entering, we can kill them, so you do not need to find the actual nest.
We charge a set fee of £45.00 to treat a Wasp or Hornet nest regardless of its location.
There are no hidden extras for call outs, climbing ladders, working in lofts or unnecessary treatments.
We can treat any additional nests that you have found on your property if you want us too while we are there. For this, we charge another £10.00 per nest (obviously if treated on the day of the original call out).
As certificated and fully insured operatives, all our work is guaranteed.
Payment is required on completion of work.
Note: We do not accept bank transfers.
We are not registered for Value Added Tax.
Make sure you have identified the species of flying insect before calling us. If you are unsure, please text us a clear photo and we will be happy to help determine your problem or call us and we will talk it over with you and advise.
While it is understandable that you may wish to have a go and treat the nest yourself, using proprietary products which you might have purchased, we strongly advise against doing this!
We mention this because in our experience, for every success story this action can often end in a complete disaster.
However, if you do wish to embark upon this often hazardous endeavour, do not call us to sort out the frequently dangerous aftermath.
Please do not call us out for bees. We do NOT treat any bee species.
Note: if you book our services you will be given an approximate time slot of morning or afternoon.
We will do our utmost to be there as promised. Please make sure you are at home when we arrive.
For your safety: we advise for several hours after treatment, keep children and pets indoors and windows/doors closed.
If you have found a nest while out in your garden and it is a Saturday or Sunday, don't worry, give us a call and we will try to come out as soon as possible.