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Questions answered about wasps - Page:8

Are wasps active at night?

Wasps do not sleep in the same way as mammals do. They do not fly at night, and they return to their nest where they stay dormant, unlike hornets which are nocturnal. If you have large insects banging on your windows at night time, it will most probably be hornets, indicating a nest is close.

Wasps are active at night but are confined to the nest, carrying out nest duties such as tending to larvae and nest repair.
Often customers report noises coming from a nest during the night; this sound is from the young wasp larvae. Worker wasps also make noise as they make repairs to the nest during the night.

In mid to late summer when wasps nests are getting large, the workers are desperate to get out of the nest first thing in the morning. Often they are attracted to bathroom lights and open windows just before sunrise.

Why do we see wasps in the house?

If you have wasps getting inside your home, depending on the time of year, you either have an active wasp nest somewhere in the house (probably the loft), or you have hibernating queens in the attic.
Modern houses often have downlights in the ceiling; these lights shine into the loft as well as down into the room. Wasps are attracted to the lights just like moths are. Often wasps can squeeze between the bulb and the fitting and get into the house.
Bad fitting loft hatches can also be a problem, or any other gaps or hole in the ceilings give potential access points for wasps to get into the house.
If it is summer time and you have wasps getting indoors regularly, take a look at your roof from outside, if you have an active nest, you will see wasps coming and going to a particular point on the roof.
If it is winter and you are getting large wasps inside, this means you have hibernating queen wasps which are waking up due to a rise in temperature.

I have a wasp nest under the shed, what should I do?

If you have a wasp nest in an awkward place and want it treated, we can help.
We often treat nests under patios, sheds, houses. We have even dealt with wasp nests in the sides of hot tubs, old vehicles, tractors and various other places. We have never failed to treat an active nest no matter where situated.

How much does it cost to have a wasp nest treated?

Hampshire Wasp Control has a set fee of £45 to treat a wasp or hornet nest regardless of its location, there is no VAT or other extra charges.

Do wasps have white bottoms?

Wasps do not have white bottoms. However, whitetail bumblebees do have white bottoms.
Please take a look at our identification page; we have put some images up to help you establish which insect you have.

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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.