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Local Wasp Nest Removal
Herefordshire & Worcestershire

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We take great pride in our commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest technology and techniques for wasp nest removal. Our award winning pest control team regularly attends industry conferences to learn about the latest developments in the field, and we invest in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that we provide the most effective and efficient services possible.

PGM & SON Pest Control | Wasp Nest Removal Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Wasp Control Services

Wasps 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.


Whether you need wasps removed from your home or business, you can trust PGM and Son to provide prompt, professional, and effective services.


Contact us today to learn more about our award-winning wasp nest removal services and how we can help you get rid of unwanted wasps for good.

We are proud to be an award-winning wasp nest removal company. Our commitment to quality and excellence has earned us recognition from industry experts and satisfied customers alike. We believe that our dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest industry updates and trends sets us apart from our competitors and ensures that we provide the best possible service to our customers.

PGM & SON; Wasp removal process Hereford Herefordshire

Wasp infestations can be dangerous and unpredictable, which is why it's important to use safe and effective wasp control solutions. 

Our Wasp Removal Process from £65

If you need to get rid of a wasp nest urgently call us, we offer a same day call out for our wasp removal service. Contact us for immediate assistance on 01981 540088 or use the live chat facility on the right hand side of your screen. 


Inspection: Our award winning team will first conduct a thorough inspection of the affected area to determine the location, size, and type of wasp nest.


Assessment: Based on the inspection, we will assess the level of infestation and the potential risks involved.


Planning: We develop a customised plan of action for the safe extermination of the wasps, taking into account the specific characteristics of your property and any potential hazards.


Protection: Before beginning the removal process, we will take steps to protect ourselves and your property from potential stings and damage, including wearing protective clothing and setting up barriers.


Removal: We do not remove the nest after treatment, unless it is easily accessed. We can remove the nest if required, at a later date, at an extra cost.


Cleanup: Once the wasp nest has been treated we will clean up the area and dispose of any debris in a safe and responsible manner.


Prevention: Finally, we will provide you with tips and advice on how to prevent future wasp nests from forming on your property, such as removing potential nesting sites and sealing entry points.

By following this comprehensive process, we can ensure that the removal of wasps is carried out safely, effectively, and with minimal disruption to your property.

Wasps 101: What Homeowners Need To Know

The Wasp
Common wasp, German wasp (Vespula Vulgaris / Vespula Germanica).
Wasp Habitat
You may find nests in the following areas:

Roof spaces

Wall cavities


Wasp 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.

Learn more about Wasps

PGM & SON | The Wasp 101

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The Breeding Cycle of Wasps

The cycle is: egg, larvae, pupa, adult

Eggs are laid (up to 1000) in hexagonal cells throughout the Spring and Summer

The larvae are legless grubs and they develop in 4 weeks

The pupae develop in 2 weeks

Wasp Identification

Adults are winged and around 10-20mm long

They have a distinctive black and yellow colouration

Queen wasps are the same but much larger Sluggish behaviour and a low bumbling buzz.

You will hear them, see them and may even be stung by them

Sometimes their nests are also seen and they can also be very large

Wasp Control Measures

They are relatively easy to control with sprays and dust applicators

Safety clothing should be worn when treating a wasp nest, especially in an enclosed location.

At PGM & SON we deal with a lot of problems with wasps throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 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. If you are worried about Wasps in your home or business call us today for help and advice.

A Queen Wasp Making its Nest in April

Your Local Wasp Nest Removal Experts in Herefordshire 

PGM & SON Pest Control take pride in providing the highest standard of wasp nest control throughout Herefordshire and Worcestershire.


We are a well-established, well-respected company, and our friendly, professional approach to pest control has helped establish our reputation as one of the most trusted companies in the industry.

Common Signs of a Wasp Nest Infestation

If you suspect that you have a wasp nest on your property, it's important to know the common signs of a wasp nest infestation. These include seeing a large number of wasps in one area, hearing a buzzing sound coming from a specific location, or noticing a papery nest structure hanging from a tree or building. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to call a professional wasp nest removal service to handle the problem. Contact us today for expert professional pest control help.

The Dangers of DIY Wasp Nest Removal

While it may be tempting to try to remove a wasp nest on your own, it's important to understand the dangers of DIY wasp nest removal.


Wasps can be aggressive and unpredictable, and attempting to remove a nest on your own can put you at risk of getting stung or causing damage to your property.


It's best to leave wasp nest removal to the professionals, who have the experience and equipment to handle the situation safely and effectively.

PGM & SON; The Dangers of DIY Wasp Nest Removal

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?!

Every wasp nest is unique

Wasp Blog Posts

We love to share our knowledge with our customers, click on the image to read about each related wasp related blog post. Check out our blog posts and subscribe.

Why am I still seeing Wasps in October?

Most of us will come across wasps in the Summer months but commonly wasps can continue to be a problem well into the Autumn and Winter months, so why is this?

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Wasp Advice

Wasp nests start off quite small but they can, and do, grow very large and quite often house up to 5,000 wasps. One nest may produce 3,000 to 8,000 wasps in a year in a nest the size of a beach ball.

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Pest Trumps
The Wasp 101

This week we are excited to carry on with our series of "Pest Trumps" at PGM & SON Pest Control Services with The Wasp.

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Time to give us a buzz if you have a wasp nest

It’s important not to panic or worry though because the stories we’ve reported on above are rare. In fact, wasps will only usually attack people if they feel they are threatened. So, if you leave a wasp alone, chances are that they will also give you a wide berth too!

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How to get rid of Wasps

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.

Wasp Watch

Wasp Watch

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.

PGM & SON; When is wasp season information

What time of year are wasps most active?

April and May

Towards the end of March and the beginning of April, a queen wasp will emerge from her hibernation spot to seek new locations to form a wasp nest.

Having mated with drones before the winter season set in, a queen will lay eggs in the new location which will give birth to worker wasps as well as new queen wasps and drones.

Once the eggs hatch, young queens will also leave the wasp nest to set up nests of their own.

June and July

By June, the wasp season is fully underway as adult wasps are now covering wasp nests. The workers will scour the area for food and nesting materials and unlike bees, wasps are much more exploratory of their surroundings.

This is usually when homeowners consult with a professional pest control company, such as ourselves, as stings and wasp aggression become more common.

August and September

In August and September when wasp behaviour becomes the most volatile.

This is the latter part of the season when queens began to leave the nest to reproduce and find a suitable spot to hibernate once autumn sets in.

The remaining workers and drones will abandon the nest.This is the part of the season where free-roaming wasps are most prevalent.

Mid to Late Autumn

Late September and early October are when wasp season end times start to unfold. Workers become a bit more aggressive during this time since they are in panic mode to find ample amounts of food for hibernating queens.

As the cooler temperatures start to roll in, the end of the season is triggered.

Frequently Asked Questions
about Wasps

Signs you may have a wasp nest

There is probably a nest nearby if there are a lot of wasps in your house or garden. In the summer, a mature nest may house a large number of wasps. To lessen the risk of a wasp sting, which can be extremely painful and even result in an allergic reaction, it is crucial to treat a wasp nest as soon as possible.

What is the cost of removing a wasp nest?

Our price for wasp nest removal is from £65.00, depending on your location.

Do councils get rid of wasps nests?

If you are living in a domestic property where a wasp nest is present you will need to contact a pest control company to remove it, as the Council does not provide a pest control service. *Never attempt to remove a wasp nest yourself.

Will wasps return to a removed nest?

Large nests are unlikely to be active in the early spring and summer since wasps never reuse an old nest from a previous year. However, if the area is favorable, wasps may come back and establish a new nest there.

What month do wasps go away?

With the onset of cold weather, the workers and the resident queen all die. Again the timing of this can vary enormously and be anywhere from October to December, normally the first ground frost is regarded as the point from which the nest will rapidly die off.

Why remove a wasp nest?

You won't easily forget a wasp sting if you've ever experienced one. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a wasp problem at work will be an unwelcome distraction for both clients and staff. You must resolve the problem as soon as you can in order to prevent it from interfering with your business. The good news is that all you need to do is phone us; we'll take care of the rest right away.

How long are wasps active in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, the wasp season typically begins in April and subsides in September. A wasp colony is primarily active during the summer months between June and August, with hibernating queens exiting a nest within the first two weeks of autumn.

How long does wasp nest removal take?

It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to treat a wasps' nest, depending on the location of the nest. An insecticide is sprayed into the nest entrance normally destroying it within a few hours.

Is it safe to be in the area during wasp nest removal?

No. We ask you and your family members, as well as any pets to clear the area, during and after our removal service. Safety is of the upmost importance when dealing with wasp nest removal.

What happens if you leave a wasp nest?

Wasp nests usually last around three to four months during the summer. The nest will die off naturally, even if left alone.

How do I know if I have a wasps nest?

If you are unsure if you have wasps, bees or hornets, read our page on the difference between bees, wasps and hornets.

The Ultimate Wasp Q&A

If you have more questions about wasps that haven't been addressed on this page, then take a look at our 'Ultimate Wasp Q&A, Questions Answered by our Pest Control Experts'. If you need to speak to a pest control expert then call us for help, support and guidance on 01981 540088.

The PGM & SON Team

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