Wasp Nest Removal - is it neccessary?
Often once we have carried out a wasp nest treatment, we will be 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.
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.
Nope. 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.
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.