Questions answered about wasps - Page:14
Yes, hornets and wasps can fly a considerable distance from their nests when foraging for food.
When a food source is located, the position is relayed back to the nest so other workers can exploit the food source until it is depleted.
Honey bees are renowned for nesting in chimneys; in fact, we think it is their favourite nesting location.
It is quite rare for wasps to nest in chimneys although we do see this on occasion.
If you have a honey bee nest in your chimney, you will have bees falling down the flu every day and entering the house through the fireplace. You will also be able to hear the bees up the flu.
A starter wasp nest looks like a grey golf ball suspended from something.
The nest starts with a stalk; then over a week or two, a shroud will be built around it. From this point, the nest will gradually get larger.
A queen wasp or hornet will live for one year. After hatching in the autumn, she hibernates over winter, builds a brand new nest in the spring, lives in the nest throughout the summer. She will produce new queens in the autumn and then die along with all of her workers.
A queen wasp dies in the autumn along with her workers. She hatches new queens ready for the following year.
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.