In late spring, large wasps can be seen. These are queens who are looking for suitable nest sites. These can be deserted mammal holes, cracks in walls or holes in trees. The nests are made from chewed up wood and wasp saliva which creates a paper-like material.
Common Wasps, generally build their nests inside something, this can be a roof space/loft, garden shed, inside an air brick or even in the ground. Other Wasps build their nests in bushes, trees, hedgerows and even underground. Basically they build their nests anywhere that they find suitable and where it is protected from the elements and is undisturbed. The nest material is strong, lightweight and surprisingly waterproof. You often find that houses with wooden fascias are more susceptible to wasp activity and nesting than houses with the newer uPVC fittings.
In late summer new queens and male drones emerge from the nest. Each colony contains only one queen and after mating in late autumn the new queens overwinters in holes or other sheltered locations. Colonies only last one year and once the new queens departs all the other wasps in the colony die.
Towards the end of September the nests are at maximum capacity, with lots of adults and few larvae. This means that there will be lots of wasps visible but also affects what food they look for. While the adults feed on nectar the larvae are fed on insects. When feeding larvae, adults obtain a small, sugar rich droplet of liquid from the young. With fewer larvae the adults don’t need to look for as much protein but do need more sugars and carbohydrates. It is because of this need for carbohydrates that wasps might go for your crisps rather than your jam this month
One of the most feared and aggressive pests, wasps will attack and sting, sometimes unprovoked but usually if threatened. This is risk and a cause for concern if you have small children or pets as for some wasp stings can be very dangerous causing severe reactions, with several people dying from wasp stings every year
BioPest Management Ltd have team members that are fully trained and experienced in safely treating wasp nests and eradicating the wasps. We will also remove the wasp nest if this is requested. Our Service Technicians use all modern equipment to treat the nests wearing full PPE, (Personal Protective Equipment) where required.
Do not risk being stung by this pest. Contact BioPest today so we can offer our expertise and advice and treat the nest for you.
Telephone: 020 3693 3930
The below image shows how BioPest Management Ltd safely treats wasp nests:
BioPest Wasp Pots:
We have all experienced the displeasure of having wasps flying around us when dining in the garden, having BBQ’s, dining out in your local pub garden or just generally being a pest when in the garden or at your place of work. Placing a number of BioPest Wasp Pots at strategic points in the garden will help lure the wasps away from where you are enjoying your activities and reduce the risk of being stung. Each wasp pot contains a special fermented solution that is irresistible to wasps and hornets. The clever design means that once the wasps are inside, they will never get out.
Please see below two examples of recently placed BioPest Wasp Pots that will support your business or home and reduce the risks of being stung:
Please contact BioPest Management Ltd today for expert advice and support regarding this excellent wasp control method.
Telephone: 020 3693 3930