Wasps going on? The changing pattern of summer pest behaviour.
The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging the public to be on their guard for wasps as they anticipate a significant increase in prevalence this summer.
This season could be a bumper year as wasp populations traditionally rise and fall in a two-year pattern – with BPCA records showing the UK was inundated in 2016, followed by a distinct lull in numbers in 2017.
At PGM Pest Control we know that wasps and hornets are an asset to the environment as they control other small pests. However, we know they can be a nuisance and potentially dangerous to some people and pets. We always look at ways to resolve the problem both for the client, their family and in consideration of the wider environment.
WASPS - We see a lot of problems with wasps in Hereford the surrounding areas. Wasps can inflict a painful sting and in some rare cases a single sting can induce anaphylactic shock – an extreme reaction to the toxins in the wasps venom.
You may find nests in the following areas:
Nests are formed of paper (chewed wood) and the sizes vary. Colonies will survive one season in the UK. Weather depending, a new nest starts around Spring by the over-wintered Queen. Wasps may be aggressive is threatened. Some people are allergic to wasp stings and they can be fatal.
HORNETS - The hornet tends to be a cause for concern for most people and around this time of year we get a lot of frantic calls about them. Due to their size and features they are formidable looking opponents. They’re also quite loud – a nest of hornets can sound quite frightening.
Hornets are great for the environment – they are important pollinators and nature’s pest controllers as they feast on aphids, making them a gardener’s best pal.
We see a lot of problems with wasps and hornets in Hereford and the surrounding areas. Wasps and hornets can inflict a painful sting and in some rare cases a single sting can induce anaphylactic shock – an extreme reaction to the toxins in the wasps venom.
Like any pest issue, a professional pest management company can help minimise activity now and in the future, with a range of techniques, and ensure a full, safe and effective treatment is carried out.
Got Wasps or Hornets? Don’t panic! – call PGM & SON Pest Control Herefordshire today on 07964 370480.