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A single wasp nest can be home to hundreds of worker wasps. And if you suspect or know that there's a wasp nest nearby, it's totally normal to feel unsafe or worried, especially if you have children, animals or are allergic to wasps. If you're dealing with a large colony of wasps, they can quickly become a concern and make living or working at your premises a very uncomfortable experience.
Though wasps play an essential role in controlling the number of greenflies, caterpillars, and other pests that can affect the production of crops, they can be very dangerous and need to be kept under control.
When an active wasp nest is left uncontrolled, the insects can sting people and animals, which can lead to avoidable harm. In other cases, they can cause damage to your property, transmit diseases, and prey on other insects, such as bees. That's why getting rid of a wasp colony as soon as it is perceived to be a threat to the public is often the best plan of action.
One of the best ways to tell if there is a wasp nest around is if you've noticed an increase in wasp activity nearby. Other signs there may be wasps around include:
Signs of chewed wood
Buzzing sounds coming from a specific area
Noticeable high numbers of wasps swarming around a particular area
Depending on the species of wasps, wasp nests can be found on trees and shrubs, eaves and soffits, attics and crawl spaces, garden sheds, wall cavities, and rarely, underground.
If you are not sure where the wasp nest is, please avoid trying to locate it, as you may get stung. It can also be very dangerous and life-threatening if you happen to be allergic to the venom. If you want the wasp treated by a professional then keep on reading to find out how our wasp nest removal service works.
On the day of your appointment, our nest removal specialists will turn up with all the gear necessary to remove the wasp nest. Prior to doing that, however, they need to find where the nest is and determine what type of wasps they are dealing with. That way, our team can get rid of the wasp nest quickly, safely, and effectively.
Once the wasp's nest has been located, the wasp nest treatment will begin. Depending on where the wasp nest is, and the size of the colony, treating or removing the nest and the wasps inside can be fairly straightforward or take a little bit more time.
If you have a wasp problem, there is plenty you can do to keep safe until our wasp pest control team arrives and takes care of the wasp colony on your property. We advise you to:
Avoid getting in close proximity to the nest and avoid taking action on the information you may have read in DIY nest removal guides online
Wear protective clothing
Apply insect repellent spray to your skin
Wash your hands and avoid smelling of any sweet scents
There are many different factors that worker bees take into consideration when deciding where to build a nest for their colony and queen wasp. Some of the factors they consider include:
Location: The location must be sheltered from different weather conditions and out of reach of predators
Resources: Wasps need food and water to thrive, so they often prefer sheltered spots that are close to the resources they need
Access: Since the average nest is home to hundreds of wasps, the nest must be easily accessible
Temperature: Wasps prefer to build nests in warm, dry places that are exposed to direct sunlight. That's why wasps tend to build a new nest early spring when the conditions outside become more pleasant
Previous experience: It is believed that certain species of wasps have a genetic predisposition to build their nests based on the experience of previous generations
If you are allergic to wasps and get stung by one, it can lead to a life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. If you are not at risk of allergic reactions, a sting from a wasp can be extremely painful and lead to redness, swelling, and itchiness.