Questions answered about wasps - Page:13
Wasps and hornets build a brand new nest each year. If you have an old nest, it will never be used again and is quite safe to leave it where it is. Unless of course, it is in the way.
We do not treat bees.
Bees are not considered to be a pest species. If you have honey bees, contact your local beekeeping association. If you have bumble bees, leave them alone, their life cycle is quite short, and they are a very beneficial insect for pollination.
If you have either mining bees or mason bees, they are harmless, and you should not be concerned.
Hornet nests are typically larger than wasp nests and have an open bottom. If you can see underneath the nest, you will be able to see the comb inside. Wasps, on the other hand, have a complete shroud around the nest with an entry hole.
Hornets are much bigger and louder than wasps, but they look almost the same.
Hornets have a rusty brown colour to them, and they are also nocturnal.
If you have insects tapping on the windows at night time, it is most probably hornets.
Numbers of hornets in a particular nest will be much lower than that of wasps.
Once a wasp nest becomes established it will have adult wasps emerging from pupation every day. The size of the nest determines the amount that appear each day and how many cells the nest has. Each cell holds a wasp larva throughout its development and pupation stages. Cells are used repeatedly.
In the spring when nests are small, the number of cells is limited, this means the number of new adults will be low, but as the nest grows the rate will increase.
Call us, we can deal with this type of situation no problem.
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.