Wasps Nest Removal
Wasps Nest Removal Service
As the days get hotter and evenings get longer suggests one thing! Summer is getting closer! However, one pest likes to ruin our happy lunchtimes: wasps. This is where our state of the art wasps nest removal service steps in to help.
The behavior of a wasp nest usually leads to house owners trying to deal with it themselves. However, we advised that you do not try to remove a wasp nest without our expert help, as this really is more harmful than helpful.
What you should do is: Contact a wasp specialist who is qualified in wasp nest elimination like Westin Nielsen. You need to be careful when getting rid of wasp nests so we’ve created some guidance on what to do and what clearly NOT to do.
Westin Nielsen can remove wasp nests for you. If you are starting to notice wasps about your house or business plus think a nest is nearby, Contact Westin Nielsen today!
How NOT to remove a wasp nest!
There are numerous experts online advising on the greatest DIY plans to remove a wasp nest. Wasps remain aggressive creatures and need to be limited to no aggravation to attack, so trying to remove a wasp nest yourself can cost yourself both financially also physically.
DIY wasp nest removal is not recommended!
- Burning a wasp nest
Applying fire to remove a wasp nest is a really dangerous task and is not a successful way to destroy these wasps.
Wasp nests are built from a small papery substance designed by chewing timber into a pulp, this makes it extremely flammable. Burning a wasp nest can usually lead to not only your home catching fire but also you could sustain painful burns.
Another problem with burning a wasp nest is that it is not an efficient way to control a wasp infestation. This is because it doesn’t kill all the wasps. It can lead to a few lingering wasps in the nest to grow violent. As well as the wasps out searching for food, resulting in them overwhelming you and any onlookers.
Using water is often seen as another way to get rid of a wasp nest. The truth is that overflowing a wasp nest isn’t an efficient process at all. This is because:
Depending on the area of the nest, using water to destroy a wasp nest can result in damages to your residence. For instance, if the wasp nest is in your attic, attempting to remove the nest by flooding it could cause water ruining to your attic rafters or ceiling plaster boards.
Attempting to flood a nest won’t get rid of all the wasps inhabiting the hive. Trying to flood a wasp nest, the wasps will grow angry and begin to strike, giving you with some painful bites and stings!
- Destroying a wasp nest with a bat
Destroying a wasp nest with a bat, racket or some other item option. Let’s be fair, this is not the brightest idea when taking on a nest yourself.
Attempting to remove a wasp nest by hitting it with a baseball bat will put you at immediate risk of becoming stung, not only once but various times. This can be especially risky if you are allergic to wasp bites as you could go into an anaphylactic concussion.
DIY wasp nest removal
If you are still adamant that you can and want to try to remove a wasp nest yourself, it is extremely advised that you:
- Have a well thought out plan and an exit strategy.
- Remove the nest at evening time. Wasps are relaxed during this time so are less likely to sting.
- Wear protecting clothing covering arms, legs, hands, soles also face.
- Avoid flashlights or lights as this will alert the wasps to what you are preparing.
- Keep kids and pets away at a secure distance (i.e. if the wasp nest is in your backyard, put them inside).
Wasps Nest Removal Instructions
How to remove a wasp nest
- Approach the nest gradually and calmly at night time;
- Take a trash bag and gradually cover the wasp nest;
- Detach the wasp nest from the tree or wall it is attached to and seal the bag;
- Place the rubbish bag in an outside bin, in a tightly fitted lid, preferably away from the home.
- It’s a good idea to have a full can of pest control product to spray on the nest before removing it.
- It is essential to note, that if the wasp nest is in a difficult place to reach such as under your gutters, or up above in a tree, you should NOT try and remove the nest yourself as that could lead to critical injuries.
- You should NOT endeavor DIY wasp nest removal, if you are, or believe you might be, allergic to wasp stings!
How to stop wasp nests
Following the steps below can help prevent wasps from building their nest in your house and/or backyard:
- Carry out regular maintenance to assure all cracks or potential entry points remain closed.
- Fix fly screens on windowpanes also doors to stop wasps from entering your house.
- Place wasp traps throughout your garden. These can be obtained from your local DIY store or online. Alternatively, you can create one yourself using an emptied bottle, water also sugar.
Found a wasp nest in your house or backyard and need help transferring it? Get in touch with Westin Nielsen today. Fill out our online contact form or call us: 07958 386 455
Everything you need to know about wasps nest removal
How many wasps are there in a nest?
A little golf ball size wasp nest will hold between 10-50 wasps. Towards each point of each year, it’s not unusual for a nest to accommodate between 10,000 and 20,000 wasps.
How long does the procedure take?
This time of a method it depends on the area of the nest. If it remains reachable of the outside this method will only take a matter of moments to finish. A pesticide is sprayed inside the nest entry usually destroying it in a few hours.
How much does it cost?
The cost of a wasp nest removal is fixed at £50.00. The price will not change even if the nest is hard to treat also there is no VAT added to this cost. If you want the nest removed after the procedure then this is an extra £40 and will be done at a later time. Please note wasps will not reuse this nest.
Signs of a wasp nest?
If you find a high number of wasps flying around the garden then there will be a nest close by. If you have seen a lot of action zooming in plus out below roof tiles or a hole then I’m afraid you almost certainly will have a wasp nest.
Do you treat bees?
We work at all times to secure and withdraw handling all bees because these play such an important part in our Ecosystem. Please note if we are invited out to manage a wasp nest also they are bees then we require a £30 call out fee. If you are uncertain then please visit our identification page or contact us.
Will they reuse a nest?
Wasps will not reuse an old nest. Every year the queen will create her own nest starting the size of a golf ball and can end up 20x that size average.
Can we prevent them?
Regrettably, there is not much you can do to stop wasps from forming a nest on your home. With there being so many holes under roof tiles/tiny gaps, if they need to get in they will. The best thing to do is monitor your loft early in the year for any signs of a nest and get the nest treated before it grows to full size.
Is it safe to treat the nest personally?
Please never try to handle a wasp nest yourself. For just £50 we can professionally handle the nest with a guarantee. If you try to handle the nest and it goes wrong suddenly things can turn from bad to possibly life-threatening inside a matter of moments.