How to get rid of Wasps
Wasps can be a nuisance and a painful one at that!
During the Summer months wasps can cause problems for Herefordshire residents and business owners as their nests start to increase in size.
During Summer many of us think there is nothing more annoying than sharing your great British BBQ with a wasp. This week we’re looking at wasp control and how you can get rid of wasps for good.
Did you know?
In Spring, the Queen wasp emerges to start building her nests. And this means that by summer wasps are busy working overtime – up to 300 eggs are produced each day and up to 5,000 adults feeding grubs and building the structure of the nest.
Wasp nests are amazing architectural structures. They come in many shapes and sizes and can be found in lots of strange places. They can also contain up to 5,000 wasps during the peak activity period in late Summer. WOW! that’s a lot of wasps!
Every wasp nest is unique.
These fascinating insects are cleverly building a nest which is light, waterproof and durable by making a papier mache type material from chewed wood and saliva. How amazing is that?!
A good reason not to get rid of wasps
Wasps are early pollinators, and they are a gardener’s best friend as they act as a natural predator in the garden by feeding their grubs on caterpillars and other insects. This reduces those pest populations, so a wasp is Mother Nature’s pest controller!
Help! I have wasps what shall I do?
The important thing is not to panic. Wasps aren’t normally aggressive and will only usually attack if under threat.
If your wasps aren’t causing a public health issue they should be left alone, if possible, to carry out their important eco-warrior work.
A professional, reputable pest controller will not treat a wasp nest unless it is a public health issue as apart from carrying our unnecessary eradication of a creature, reputable pest controllers will not employ the use of chemical treatments if it is not necessary.
Top Wasp Control Tip - Check your wasp control is carried out by a reputable, qualified pest controller.
Wasp Control – Prevention or Cure?
At PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford we promote the #preventionbetterthancure approach. It can be difficult to prevent a wasp problem. But there are some simple things you can do to reduce your chance of experience a wasp problem:
Shut those bins! Wasps like a sweet meal so keep your bin lids shut tight and away from your property or business if possible
Check for nests – if you can spot them early on, they’re easier to deal with. Also, if you know where your wasp problem is you can take steps to keep well away from the nest
Secure entry points – that’s right, simple measures such as keeping windows and doors shut, installing fly screens and sealing entry points can really help with stopping wasps from becoming a nuisance in your home or business
If all else fails...
If your wasps are causing a public health issue, to keep you and your family safe you should consult a professional pest controller.
A pest controller will treat your wasp nest. It is not necessary to remove the nest although your pest controller may do so at a later date and for an extra charge.
If you’re experiencing a problem with wasps, give us a call today. PGM & Son Wasp Control Hereford. We offer fast call out and competitive prices on wasp nest treatment.