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!

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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.

Professional Wasp Removal

Wasp Nest Treatment & Removal

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Once again the wasp season has begun, with our phone lines slowly starting to heat up with customers requesting visits from us to remove the troublesome pests!

How do you identify whether you have a wasp nest?

Well unless you can visually see the paper like nest that most wasp species build then you need to look for an entry point and the usual build up of wasp activity as they gather around the nest area. Check along gutter lines and look across you roofline. Air vents and under cladding are also common spots.

At the start of the season you may notice only several wasps entering and exiting over a few minuets. By mid to late season you will see high numbers flying around the entry point.

Wasps also become aggressive later in the season, so take care not to get too close to a wasp nest or you may find yourself getting stung!

Wasps also become more aggressive later in the season, so take care not to get too close to a wasp nest or you may find yourself getting stung! And remember an individual wasp can sting repeatedly, unlike honey bees who can only sting once.

If you discover you have a wasps nest or multiple nests that require a treatment, feel free to get in contact with us and book a visit with a qualified and insured wasp specialist.

Competitive pricing. No need to overpay for quality service!

We have affordable fixed prices and we certainly don’t charge silly amounts. All our wasp nest treatments are guaranteed.

We have heard of customers paying up to £300 for a straight forward treatment to other companies before now! Why!?

Our prices are very competitive and we show them clearly on our website.

We cover the majority of Hampshire and some parts of Wiltshire and Berkshire. You can get in touch with us via our Contact page and speak with a friendly member of the team.

Median Wasps

Median Wasps hiding in the hedges

Did you know that Median Wasps like to build their nests in shrubs and trees. They are a European wasp that arrived in the UK back in the 1980’s and are slowly spreading across the country from the south up.

We’re finding we attend more jobs for these species of wasp each year.

They tend to be more aggressive than our own native yellow jacket wasp, they’re also slightly larger and have more black than yellow on them.

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The wasps haven’t been bothered by this heat wave we have in Alresford, Hampshire.

It is a tad unpleasant for us pest controllers when we’re in full gear for a wasp nest treatment though! But I’d rather be safe than stung!

We’re also happy to be busy and seeing new and old customers each day. Driving around the country lanes through Hampshire and Wiltshire in the summertime isn’t too much of a burden either!

The wasp nests are growing in size quickly and we have definitely seen a rise in activity this year compared to the last few years.

If we can be of any help with a wasp nest problem, then please do get in touch. We’re always happy to help.

Here’s another picture taken from one of our wasp nest treatments in Alresford at another happy customers today

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