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Pest control – wasps and bees

Wasps are not always considered pests. They are good for gardens and keeping other garden pests under control. But, they can nest in the house and be a nuisance and a danger

What to look for

Like bees, wasps are generally yellow and black in colour, but with a brighter shade of yellow. Bees tend to be a shade between yellow and orange. Wasps are generally thinner and longer than bees, reaching two centimetres in length. They have smooth, shiny bodies whereas bees have a furry texture. Wasps do not swarm.

The most common places for wasp nests in buildings are lofts and wall cavities. If you see wasps coming out of a specific point on a building or in a garden, this is a good sign that there is a nest. Wasp activity is seasonal. They begin building nests around spring time, reaching maturity in late summer. Activity dies out in winter. 

Before you book

Depending on the time of year, location of the nest and other factors, we may not be able to provide treatment

Before booking, please consider the following:

How much of a problem is the nest causing? Could you leave it alone? Wasps are good for your garden.

In late spring and early summer you can treat wasp nests using insecticide. You can buy this from most garden centres and hardware stores.

Before contacting us you must make sure that the nest is on your property.

Before booking an appointment you must be able to identify where the wasps are entering your property. You can do this by looking.

Why Choose Able Group Wasp Control?

Your Professional Wasp Nest Removal Service

Wasps are a seasonal pest, actively infesting homes in the warmer months of the year. Wasps can be aggressive or agitated when their nests are threatened. It is important that any attempt to remove the nest is carried out by a professional wasp removal expert. A nest can contain thousands of wasps, particularly in the height of summer. No matter how severe your wasp infestation may be, our expert pest control technicians can help.

The colony of wasps will contain one queen. The main aim of the treatment is to ensure the poison reaches the queen and kills it. This in turn should destroy the entire nest. As wasps do not have fur coats like bees do, they are easier to kill. The treatment will stick to the wasp and transfer deep into the nest killing both the queen and the nest.


If you spot a high volume of wasps in your garden or around your home, chances are there is a wasp nest nearby. The earlier the nest is treated, the easier it will be to deal with. Multiple wasps leaving and re-entering the same area normally spells trouble. The time of year will determine whether you are contending with their irritable state or not.


When this insect finds itself indoors, they prefer to nest in sheltered locations that offer easy access to the outdoors. So it’s not surprising to find wasp nests in lofts, garages and cavity wall spaces. You can even find a wasp nest in the eaves of your home. If their nest is outside, they will likely find an old rodent burrow, hollow tree or bush to nest in. Nests are formed of chewed wood and can grow surprisingly large


Occasionally you will only be able to identify the wasps by sound. This is usually when the wasp nest is located in places that are hard to spot such as in your roof. In such instances they will generate a loud buzzing sound that is easily recognisable. The buzzing will not be that of an individual wasp either so will be easy to identify.

Pest Control Company

Bugs and pests can be an everyday occurrence, but there can be times when they’re presence is a little overwhelming, especially if they’re inside of the property. Although many of us take steps to ensure creepy crawlies, rodents and wasps are kept at bay, there will be times when it’s just too much for us to contend with.

As such, we need to find a company that can offer professional pest control in Chester. Although there’s nothing wrong in finding a pest control company in Chester that is affordable, we need to ensure that we’re not sacrificing the quality of the service to receive a lower price.

The concept of pest control may seem straightforward, but different pests call for different methods, and it’s not something that should be attempted by an amateur. Not only could it make the problem worse, but it could antagonise the pests, making them more destructive. Using the right tools and solutions in the first instance will ensure that a permanent solution is put in place, rather than you having to make a series of appointments to get to the bottom of the issue.

Wasp, Bee, Rodent and Bedbugs Removal

Some pests can be more intrusive than others, but it stands to reason that we’d rather have a solution in place sooner rather than later. Whereas some pest control companies may only be able to work with certain types of intruders, Eliminate can contend with all forms of different pests in a safe and professional manner

Eliminate understands that every pest control is urgent, which is why it will schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Some infestations may need immediate attention, but a professional will be able to advise of this once you have explained the problem to them.

Pest Control Advice – Wasps

Habitat and biology

Wasps are social insects living in colonies inside nests that they build from wood pulp. The most common locations for these nests in buildings are roof spaces, airbricks and w all cavities. Outside nests are often built in garden sheds, holes in trees, hedges and soil banks.

The building of each nest starts in the spring when the fertilised queen wasps emerge from hibernation and search for suitable sites to rear new colonies. This is usually around Easter time but can vary enormously depending on the weather and temperature. The number of queens emerging from a single property can vary from the odd 1 or 2 to what looks like a small swarm. Although it may appear that the queens are all together they are in fact working independently of each other in seeking out a nesting site. These individuals can be dealt with by purchasing an aerosol spray and applying it with regard to the manufacturer’s instructions. There is nothing that we (or any private company) can do at this stage.

When the queen has found a suitable site she begins building a nest about the size of a golf ball in which she lays between 10 and 20 eggs. Most of these will fail to result in an active nest. Initially the young queen feeds the larvae that emerge, but once they reach adulthood (‘worker wasps’) they take over the enlarging of the nest and the feeding of all subsequent larvae that hatch. This is usually from about late May to the end of June and it is from this point that we can consider treating it.

The queen continues to lay eggs throughout the summer until early autumn, by which time the nest can contain 3,000 to 5,000 individuals (although most are smaller) and can be up to 30 cm or more across. By this time most people will be aware of the presence of a nest by the continual wasp activity around the entrance point.

During the later part of the summer the nest produces fertile males and new young queens who emerge and mate. The males die and the now fertilised queens fly away to find somewhere to hibernate for the winter. This can be in lofts, sheds, garages, overflow pipes etc.

Wasps Control

If you notice that the number of wasps you inspected is increasing, there is a chance that there might be a nest around or in your property. To eliminate the risk of getting stung, you need to inspect your home and inspect your business building and treat the infestation to a control and removal service and get a protection system on an urgent basis.

Key Facts:

They are found in every continent around the world, except in polar regions.

The sting is poisonous and can result in swelling. In some cases, it is possible for a person to die due to a sting if they are allergic.

The stinger is smooth as compared to a bee, that is why they can repeatedly sting, unlike honeybees.

They emit a pheromone into the air when they die as a signal to warn its fellow mates.

They can sleep and hibernate for many months while hanging from their teeth.

They are smaller in size as compared to hornets.

Only a female can sting and do it repeatedly.

European Wasp:

The size of a worker varies between 12-17 mm.

European wasps are aggressive stinger.

They have two pairs of clear wings, and the first pair of wings are larger in size.

The queen can survive over the winter; however, the nest, including the male and females, die during the winter.

Yellow Jackets (Social Wasp):

They can eat other insects as well as human food.

They can repeatedly sting when provoked.

Worker is 15 mm long whereas queens are 19 mm long.

They have 2 pairs of wings and have alternating black and yellow bands.

Common Wasp:

They have 2 black antennae and fly around with their legs close to their body.

Their size varies from 12 mm to 16 mm.

They have 2 pairs of wings, and their first pair is larger than the second pair.

They are known to be aggressive insects

Native Paper Wasp:

There are 35 different paper species in Australia, including Melbourne.

Their size varies between 10-22 mm.

They have a slender body with a very narrow waist.

They have a small head, but their eyes and antennas are of medium size.