Questions answered about wasps - Page:3
No! Wasps do not swarm. If you have a swarm of insects in your garden or on your roof (more specifically: in your chimney) then this is a honey bee swarm. Wasps rarely nest in chimneys. You will need to contact your local beekeeping association.
If you are unlucky enough to have a wasp nest year after year it is not because you have been targeted for annoyance! It just means that your location is a good spot for wasps, your loft space is nice and dry and has good entrances for them. In general, it is older houses that tend to get nests each year, this is because the roof spaces have more access points than a newer type roof. Geographical location plays an important part in wasp populations.
In general queen wasps emerge from hibernation mid-March and start nest building around mid-April, this is dependent on weather conditions. Once the first worker wasps have hatched, they take over nest building duties, the nest will continue to grow in size over the summer until late autumn when the nest produces new queens.
This depends on the individual nest, in particular, the individual queen. It is the queen wasp that determines if the nest is aggressive or placid. You can never tell, so we always err on the side of caution and make an educated guess that every nest is aggressive! The danger of wasps comes from the venom that they produce in their stings. Some people are allergic to this venom and if stung can go into Anaphylactic shock. If not treated, this can be life-threatening. If someone is who is not normally allergic is stung enough times, this can bring on shock, but this would only be due to multiple stings under a sustained attack. Best advice, if you are worried about being stung, stay away from wasp nests.
Depending on where you live, most councils do provide treatments for wasp nests, however, it should be noted that most councils do not prioritise wasp nests and the waiting list can be up to 4 weeks long. Hampshire wasp control provides a same day wasp nest treatment and as a bonus, we are cheaper than our local authorities.
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.