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We have not stopped with Mole control work around Hampshire, particularly in Andover and Winchester recently. Usually come British summer time this is when we would take our mole control kit out of our vehicles and place into storage until the autumn. But not this year!

As the wet weather normally reduces and the ground dries up, this pushes mole activity back towards woodland areas and hedgerows where moisture retains within root systems and shaded ground.

It has been a strange year for Mole control and pest control in general. With warmer weathers and wetter summers, this has helped pest activity increase ten fold in all areas.

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Treating Wasp Nests In Andover & New Wasp Facts For You

Treating Wasp Nests in Andover
& New Wasp Facts For You

Treating Wasp Nests In Andover - Bentley Environmental

Wasp Nests Are Starting To Appear in Andover, Hampshire

It has been a slow start to the wasp season this year. We haven’t received anywhere close to as many calls as we had in June last year for wasp nest treatments in Andover.

Strange weather patterns or warmer winters may be the culprit? Maybe even COVID-19 is to blame!?

When we do receive calls for wasps we actually try and advise for customers to refrain from treatment if at all possible. Especially in the early stages of its life. Only if the nests are in a non-sensitive area or if the wasps are located in an area that is isolated or undisturbed/safe.


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Treating Wasp Nests In Andover

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Wasp Nest Removal In Winchester – Is It Necessary? 4 New FAQ’s For You

Wasp Nest Removal - Is It Neccessary?

Wasp Nest Treatments in Winchester
4 New FAQ's Included For You

Wasp nest removal Winchester - Bentley Environmental - Pest Control
Wasp Nest Removal - Bentley Environmental - Pest Control

When called out to carry out a wasp nest treatment and removal in Winchester, we were  asked by the customer if they need to have the wasp nest removed?

Removal of a nest is dependant on treatment and where the nest is situated.
If it’s in a cavity wall then we’re obviously not going to be able to remove it.

In a loft space, in an outbuilding or in a hedge, then yes, we can remove the nest.

We always state that it’s essentially down to the customers choice and we always back that up with some additional information on what happens to a wasp nest after treatment…

We’ve added some of the frequently asked questions we receive below.

Let's go over some wasp nest myths

FAQ About
Wasp Nest Removal

Most frequent questions and answers

No. This is not true!

Although Wasps are meant to be territorial, we will often treat nests that are situated pretty much on top of each other, or at the very least an inch apart.

No. We can usually treat a nest successfully so that the wasps die off within the nest or abandon the nest after a few hours.

We also find removing the nest upon treatment can encourage returning foraging wasps to linger around the nest site, as they try to locate the now removed nest.

Removal can be done a ta later date if required.

Although it may be a sensible choice to remove a wasp nest at night, due to the majority being in the nest at this time. You can treat and remove a nest morning or afternoon if you need to.

This is not true. Wasps will never reuse an old nest!

Each year in the spring, a queen wasp will construct the very first cells and then the nest will start to develop from there.

Wasp Traps

Wasp Traps - Control Problem Wasps

Suspended Wasp Trap

Do Wasp traps actually work?

Using wasp pots or wasp traps can be an effective way to control problem wasps in the summer time.

Whether you’re trying to enjoy spending some relaxing time in the garden with food or drink in hand or perhaps in a pub garden enjoying the local beer options. It’s never long until the relentless pesky wasp turns up to ruin your fun.

Installing wasp traps isn’t as easy as placing some coca-cola or fruit juice in a pot or jar and miraculously trapping every wasp in a 2 mile radius!

There is some science to working with wasp traps. Things like wind direction, colour of the trap, how much sunlight is on them and what type of bait/lure is used all play a part of how effective wasp traps can be.

If you don’t get these factors right, they can end up rendering the traps useless and the wasps will continue to visit the source that’s attracted them and ignore the traps.

Now we can’t go revealing all our trade secrets for you on catching wasps! So feel free to get in touch and book a visit or a treatment and we can get started on helping alleviate those irritating wasps around your home or business. 

Useful Wasp Info

Useful Wasp Info

With wasp season getting into swing we thought we would offer a few bits of useful information on the pest with a painful rep!

wasp close up - wasp nest treatments

Wasps don't swarm

We often receive call outs for reports of wasps all over a building or in a garden and a quite often we turn up to find a swarm of honey bees have stopped to rest.

Understandably if you have no clue what they are or what they’re doing and not everyone knows the difference between wasps and bees, you’re going to panic a little.

Bee’s tend to swarm when they’re looking for a new site, the queen will be in the centre of the swarm being protected. It’s always best to steer clear of them bees. They usually move off within a few hours or a couple of days once the scout bees find a suitable new site, or the queen decides she wants to move on.

Or you can contact a local bee keeper to come and collect the bee swarm. They will usually get out to you as quickly as possible and take the bees back to they’re own hives and let them start a new colony.

The venom in wasp stings contains a pheromone that causes other wasps nearby to become more aggressive

So if you do attempt to treat a wasp nest yourself then always remember if you are going to get stung you run the risk of doing so more than once!

The pain from a wasp sting can last up to 24 hours. Depending where you get stung can also have an impact on your reaction to the sting. Head, neck and shoulders are usually the worst places to get stung, as reactions from stings in these areas can often be worse.

However if you suffer from Anaphylaxis then you may require some kind of medical assistance straight away or may even need to use an Epipen (which hopefully you already posses).

This is why we would always advise you to call a professional or wasp specialist like ourselves to deal with your wasp infestation and avoid these situations.

There are some home remedies that have been know to help with wasp stings

If you are unlucky enough to be on the receiving end of a wasp sting then you should apply a cold compress to the area quickly, keep it there for 5 – 10 minuets.

Vinegar or apple cider vinegar have been reported to combat or neutralise a wasp sting thanks to the acidity in vinegar.

Any deodorant containing aluminium has also been said to help with a wasp sting.

After pain has subsided apply honey to the sting area, this should help to heal the wound and prevent the sting from itching.


If you’ve heard of any other remedies that are great for wasp stings or if you’ve found you own helpful methods of keeping wasps at bay, drop us a comment!

You can head over to our contact page if you’d like to speak with us or book a visit with a qualified wasp specialist.