Wasp stings can be extremely dangerous, so if you have noticed a nest in or around your home or business, then call Whelan Pest Prevention to deal with the problem.

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Our team of experts works all around the country, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that there will be a technician in your area ready to deal with the pest issue.

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Wasp stings can be deadly for some individuals, with one in thirty people being at risk if they are allergic. A sting could lead to anaphylactic shock, so it is imperative that precautions are taken to prevent these outcomes.

We work around your needs, so we can send a member of our wasp nest removal team at a time that is convenient for you. Also, we offer a same day service, so if you are worried about the threat of these flying insects, then call us on 0800 678 5029 so that we can get to you as soon as possible.


What Problems Do They Cause?

Most of us have been in situations where we have encountered a wasp or two. These moments tend to be in the summer months. Have you ever been having a picnic on a warm day or relaxing on the beach with an ice cream, and a wasp tries to spoil the fun? It can be irritating and frustrating, particularly as they are attracted to food and drink.

These pests can pose a larger danger when in numbers. Wasps are likely to attack when threatened, so if they feel that their nest is being disturbed, they will be ready to sting. A nest can contain between 4,000 and 6,000 wasps by the summertime as it would have been growing from April. A queen wasp begins the process of building the nest, which is made from wood pulp and saliva.

Over the course of a few months, the structure grows from the size of a walnut to a nest around 30 cm in width, but it differs depending on location. If you are noticing multiple wasps in and around your home or business, there is likely to be a nest nearby

To help you find it, keep in mind that wasps hunt for sheltered places when they come out of hibernation.

So, they will typically build nests in the following areas:

  • Attics
  • Roof Spaces
  • Wall Cavities
  • Chimneys
  • Trees
  • Lofts
  • Garden Sheds
  • Garages

Identifying Wasps

You may think that it is obvious to spot a wasp, but other insects often mimic the yellow and black stripes. This is because they want to make us believe that they pose the same level of threat as a wasp. In order to identify the real thing, you need to look out for two pairs of wings, with the hind wings being smaller than the fore wings.

A wasp’s body is pointed and has a waist, plus they are much less hairy than a bee. The common or social wasp, as well as the German wasp, tends to be in the UK. The female species has a longer stinger, and a significant problem is that they can sting people more than once. Try not to be fooled by hover-flies, beetles and day moths that possess a similar look to wasps.

How to Protect Yourself from Wasps

When there is a large threat, you need to get in touch with the team at Whelan Pest Prevention as we have experts that know how to deal with the issue safely. Depending on the size of the nest, our removal team could have the pest problem sorted in around 15 to 20 minutes. There are things, though, that you can do to keep yourself safe in the meantime.

If you have encountered a wasp near to your home or offices, then you should keep all windows and doors near to the area closed. If you approach a nest, you need to make sure that your movements are slow and careful. Wasps will attack if they feel threatened, therefore a calm approach is needed. You may have a particular spray designed to deal with these flying creatures, but if you spot a nest, leave it to the professionals.

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Commercial Wasp Control

As well as dealing with domestic calls, here at Whelan Pest Prevention, our dedicated team members are capable of carrying out wasp nest removal for commercial clients. A pest problem of this magnitude could cause a big impact on the day to day running of a business, which could ultimately affect revenue.

Depending on the nature of your business, if a wasp nest is found nearby, an issue of safety arises. As mentioned, some people are extremely allergic to stings, so it is imperative that the nest is destroyed. This type of pest issue could directly affect employees and customers. If you find yourself in this situation, then get in touch with us now, and we will take care of it.

Our service is effective, quick and carried out to a high standard. Our professionals know the right methods to destroy a wasp nest in the safest way possible. This particular pest problem can cause worry, so let us alleviate your concerns.

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