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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Only a female can sting and do it
The size of a worker varies between 12-17
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
They can repeatedly sting when provoked.
Worker is 15 mm long whereas queens are 19
They have 2 pairs of wings and have
alternating black and yellow bands.
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
They have a small head, but their eyes and
antennas are of medium size.