Wasp Nest Removal – is it necessary?

Wasp Nest Removal - is it neccessary?

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

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.

Let's go over some wasp nest myths

FAQ

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.

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. 

Getting hot treating wasps

Getting hot treating wasps!

The wasps haven’t been bothered by this heat wave we have in the south of England.

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!

wasp nest treatment by Bentley Environmental

Here’s another picture taken from a wasp nest treatment at one of our happy customers today.

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.