Questions answered about wasps - Page:17
Hornets are not protected, neither are bees.
We are not sure where people get the idea that hornets and bees are a protected species, but it is not true.
It is perfectly legal to treat a hornet's nest, and in some cases, it is a matter of health and safety.
There is no honeycomb inside a wasp nest, although the comb part of a wasp nest does look like a honeycomb with hexagonal cells, but made from wood.
Honeycomb is only found in honey bee nests and is made from beeswax.
Wasps do not have babies as mammals do.
Wasp larvae are what you might consider being babies. Wasp larvae look like big fat maggots. They pupate from larvae into adult wasps. All flying wasps are adults.
Mason bees which are harmless will use small holes in brickwork to lay their eggs.
They tend to use a hole where a screw was or the plastic weep vents installed in modern brickwork.
Mason bees are nothing to be concerned about and only live for six weeks. They are most active in May.
A golf ball sized wasp nest is the start of a full-blown nest. Just a queen starts building it. Once she has hatched some workers, there will be more wasps present in the nest.
We charge a set fee of £50.00 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 £15.00 per nest (obviously if treated on the day of the original call out).
If you have multiple nests on your property, please give us a call and we can negotiate a fixed price to treat all your nests in one visit.
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.