Questions answered about wasps - Page:22
If you have wasps getting inside your home and they are slow and unable to fly, they are starving.
It takes a great deal of energy to fly and a good food source to provide that energy.
You usually will have lethargic wasps getting indoors in late autumn. You had a nest that went unnoticed, and it is now dying due to diminishing food supplies for the wasps.
If you can find where they are getting in, use packing tape to block the entry point to prevent them from gaining access to the inside of your home. Hoover up the remaining wasps and this should stop the problem.
Wasps are highly defensive of their nests and can attack anything that approaches the nest location. Dogs are at risk from individual stings due to their nature to chase things, and many dogs instinctively try to bite insects and can get stung in their mouths which can be particularly dangerous.
Horses are also at risk, as wasps like to nest in stables. Horses can also be at risk if there are nearby honeybee hives, and there have been several cases of horses dying from continued attacks from honey bees.
The size of wasp nests depends on the season. In some years nests get larger than usual.
In an average year, at the end of the summer when the nests are full size, they can be three feet in diameter. Not all nests are round, and wasps can build their nests any shape to fit in with the surroundings.
A massive nest can grow to four or five feet in diameter, but this size of nest is quite rare.
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.