WASP WATCH HEREFORD! ARE YOU LOOKING AFTER YOUR QUEEN?
Worried about Wasps? Call PGM & SON - Your Local Pest Controller
This week we’re giving a heads up on wasps as the wasp season looms.
We want people to know that wasps aren’t all bad despite their reputation as a fierce pest!
Wasps are early pollinators which means that they are good for the environment.
Wasps are particularly beneficial in gardens, they feed their grubs on caterpillars and other insects and this reduces other pest populations. The wasp is therefore a predator which plays a vital ecological role controlling the numbers of pests such as greenfly.
Our shout out this month is to leave the wasps to continue to do their work where at all possible.
If you can’t live with a wasp nest, it’s in an inconvenient location or is a public health issue (for example, because someone in your home suffers from allergic reactions) then call PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford for help. We can treat wasps’ nests for you.
Queen wasps emerge from hibernation from March through to May normally so you may be seeing them in your garden at this time of year.
Queen wasps get their sweet sugary liquids as nectar from flowers making them valuable pollinators. Lots of people mistakenly assume that they must have a nest when queens emerge in spring and sadly many of the queens are killed off.
Two simple things you can do if you have queen wasps:
Open windows and allow the queens to escape
Seal up entry points into your property from the outside effectively “wasp proofing” your property
Our message is – leave the Queen to do her job as long as possible! Long live the Queen!
Once the wasp season is well underway, wasps’ nests tend to increase in size, and this is when wasps may become an issue. Apart from being a nuisance they often present a serious risk to public health.
However, there’s some simple things you can do though to prevent wasps invading your home or business, such as:
Securing your home – keeping windows and doors shut or installing fly screens
Keeping your bins away from the house or your business and making sure they are regularly emptied, cleaned and have tight fitting lids
Check your property or business for wasps’ nests – if you arm yourself with the knowledge of where your problem is and how big a problem you have, you’ll find it easier to live with or to deal with. Checking for nests early can often stop a problem getting worse – once you think you have a wasp nest, call PGM & SON Hereford for advice or help.
If you do have a wasps’ nest, it’s best not to treat it yourself. Treating wasps’ nests can be very dangerous as wasps can become extremely aggressive if threatened. Unlike bees, wasps don’t die after one sting and multiple stings from multiple wasps can be extremely painful and, in severe cases, fatal.
To keep yourself and your family and customers from harm, always call in the professionals. We have access to a range of solutions not available to the general public. We also wear protective clothing to avoid being stung ourselves and we’re trained to deal with wasps’ nests.
So let your wasps, especially the Queens, do their early pollination work and keep an eye out for nests in your home or business.If you do have a problem, give PGM & Son Hereford a call – we offer a fast, reliable, local service across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Call PGM & SON Pest Control Hereford and Worcester on 01981 241334 or 07964 370480 today to help with all your pest needs. Visit our website at www.pgmpestcontrol.co.uk. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on social medial @pgmpestcontrol.