Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I can see wasps entering under the roof tiles; do I have a wasp nest?
A: Yes, during the summer month’s wasps entering under tiles, eaves or air vents is evidence that a nest has been established.
Q: If the wasp nest is in my loft space, will you be able to remove it?
A: Yes, if we can safely reach the nest we will spray it with an oil-based insecticide and remove it.
Q: I have a swarm of wasps in my chimney and hundreds are flying around in my lounge.
A: These are probably not wasps, but will be a swarm of honey bees and they will only build a hive in a chimney that is blocked at the bottom as they do not like the through draft.
(Open windows to let the bees out or vacuum dead one from the sills. Check the top of the chimney; if you cannot see any bees flying around the top of the chimney, then the swarm has moved off to find another nesting site).
Q: I have found a large wasp in my house; I think I may have a wasp nest.
A: It may not be a nest just a solitary queen wasp. During late April and early May, the queen wasp will wake from its winter hibernation and often find its way into people’s bedrooms and upstairs rooms. They are attracted by any light that appears around spot lights or beams.
Q: I have wasps entering at the front and back of the property. Is it one or two nests?
A: It will be two nests. If the entrances were within two feet of each other, then it is possibly one nest.
Q: I have wasps all over an Ivy bush and weeping willow in our garden. I must have a nest as there are dozens of wasps.
A: If the wasps are all over the shrubs, then they may be just foraging for insect pests. If the wasps are entering into one point on the plant or down towards the base of the plant, then there may be a nest.
Q: How long will it take for the nest to die after you have treated it?
A: If the nest is removed or treated with a dust formulation, then all the wasps should normally have disappeared within a few hours.
Q: What happens to the nest if you cannot remove it?
A: Once the nest has died, it will quickly dry out. It is safe to leave it as wasps never re-use an old nest.
Q: If the nest is still active after being treated, do you charge to re-visit?
A: No, we guarantee all our wasp nest treatments. If the nest is still active after 48 hours we will re-treat at no extra cost. There would be a charge if it is an additional nest in a different location.
Q: I used a pest control company for a wasp nest treatment last year and they made a mess and left white powder all down the wall. Can you eradicate my nest without making the same mess?
A: Yes. The entrance to the nest can be quite small, if necessary we will use ladders to gain access to the wasp nest entrance and neatly apply the insecticidal dust. Poles will be used if we have to reach over conservatories or fragile roofs.
Q: My local council have a waiting time of 5-7 days. How quick can you come round to eradicate my wasp nest?
A: We try to respond to all enquiries on the same day, otherwise we will visit the following day.
Q: Is there anything that can prevent us from having a wasp nest in the future? We seem to get a wasp nest or hornet nest almost every year.
A: No, when the queen wasps wake from their hibernation they will seek a location to start building their new nests. You cannot proof or seal all the entry points that they might use.