For wasp nest removal services, wasp control and bee swarm removal in and around Cardiff call 02920 552243
Our Wasp Control Service
We offer a fast, effective service for wasp control and wasp nest removal at a fixed price. We cover all aspects of wasp problems for domestic properties and gardens and commercial properties and spaces. We are RSPH (Royal Society Protection of Health) qualified and fully insured, for all aspects of pest control.
We remove bee swarms the same day that you phone, often at no cost to you, dependent upon your location and accessibility.
We provide a fixed guaranteed charge to treat a Wasp or Hornet nest.
Any secondary nests that are identified on your property at the time of treatment are charged at an additional £14.99 per nest.
All work is guaranteed.
We work WEEKENDS !!! if you find a nest while out in your garden and it’s a Saturday or Sunday, don’t worry, just give us a call and we will come straight out.
Wasps go unnoticed during spring time and early summer, during this period they build a nest and feed the larvae while doing a very important task for nature; pollinating plants. However in late summer, early autumn when they are out looking for sugar, they are far more noticeable and much more likely to sting.
Generally if the nest is left alone they don’t cause a problem for the majority of the year; it is only when some form of disturbance occurs that they will then gather forces to defend it. If you come across a nest our best advice is to keep clear of it and the wasps flight paths. Should you decide to do something about removing a wasp nest ensure you have good protection and a proper plan of action before making any attempt at wasp nest removal.
In the UK we have two main wasps that become a pest, the common wasp Vespula vulgaris L. and the German wasp Vespula germanica L. these two wasps are very similar looking and have very similar behaviour and become real pests later in the summer and autumn period.
The main difference between the two is that the German wasps nest outdoors; hanging in trees and bushes while the Common wasp nest is generally found indoors in lofts, attics and roof spaces.
Common wasps also seem to be very defensive of the nest and can attack people for no apparent reason even when they are a few meters away from the nest, more so than the German wasp.
In addition to these two main pest wasps there are many other species including digger wasps, solitary wasps, parasitic wasps, spider wasps, hornets, etc.
You can have a wasp nest in the roof and be completely unaware of it; it’s quite possible that when left untouched in a loft or attic space away from children and pets that it will cause no harm what so ever. However come later summer when the nest is dieing out and the wasps are all out looking to feed on sugar the nest may become quite the pest.
A queen wasp having survived the winter will start to build her nest in early spring from wood pulp obtained by chewing up wood be it a tree, your garden furniture or fence which combined with the saliva is very similar to paper mache.
She starts of small with a few hexagonal shaped cells hanging downwards within an outer shell and lays her eggs in these cells. When the young emerge they take over the nest building and its expansion. They will keep it clean and tidy, acting as a form of air conditioning, warming and cooling it to regulate the temperature and humidity, and they will find food for themselves and the larvae and queen.
You will start to see active wasp nests from May onwards, the queens only purpose at this point is to lay her eggs for the expansion of the colony, and as the season passes so the nest increases in size.
By the end of summer the wasp nest will have reached a maximum size, with an average population of 5000, though some have been recorded with as many as 20,000. It is at this time of the year that we see the wasps leave the nest and start to notice them as they become more of a pest.
Come the end of autumn the wasp nest will usually have been completely abandoned and the majority of wasps will be dead. The remaining wasps will all be hibernating mated queen wasps, some of which may use an old wasp nest as a place of shelter to over winter in. These queens will be the first wasps that we see the following spring, and the cycle begins again.
To get rid of your wasps or bee swarms give us a call on 02920 552243
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