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Why you should use us to treat your wasps.

  • We are extremely knowledgeable and experienced about wasps (as you may have gathered by the amount of information I’ve put up here)
  • We give you a fixed price quote for wasp removal.
  • We’re local.
  • We are guaranteed cheaper than the council and most other pest control companies for wasp control.
  • We have no hidden charges.
  • We are honest about our work and costs.
  • We guarantee most of our work
  • We have the specialist equipment to do wasp control quickly, safely and effectively including at heights.
  • We’re insured and members of a trade body.
  • We’re available 7 days a week including evenings.
  • We wear a uniform and I.D badge when we come to your address.
  • We’re friendly and reliable.

Areas we cover

Wasp removal & control services & pest control service in Glasgow, Cardonald, Hillington, Mosspark, Govan, Pollokshaws, Kingspark, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Govanhill, Langside, Battlefield, Hillpark, Cathcart, Mount Florida, Southside of Glasgow, Thornliebank, Gorbals, Busby, Rutherglen, Toryglen, Cambuslang, East Renfrewshire, Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Uplawmoor, Darnley, Barrhead, Eaglesham, Clarkston, East Kilbride and more

 Pictures speak a thousand words… 

 big wasps nest 

Wasp nest removal –Before & After –MASSIVE ONE IN CLARKSTON-THOUSANDS

I literally crawled into the attic, looked to my right and got out straight away and came back with my wasp suit.

P.S. They can still sting through a wasps suit but you get some minor protection which is better than none. Experience is the real protection.

before

Wasp removal –Before & After- A shed in Springboig

In case you ever wondered what the main core of a wasps nest looks from the inside. The yellow ones are larvae (babies). The white ones are pupae (larvae turning into wasps). You can see some pupae that have “hatched” i.e. an adult wasp has emerged from the nest. See below:

inside

Wasps (vespula vulgaris & vespula germanica)

A predominantly summer pest wasps can build their nest virtually anywhere. From loose soil to garden sheds to your loft and all sorts of places. It can be extremely dangerous to disturb an active wasps nest as wasps are highly protective of their nests. Their nests are composed of wood & cardboard which they themselves chew into a pulp and use to construct their nests.

Lifecycle of a wasps nest

A wasps nest is started by a single mated queen wasp that has survived the previous winter. The first thing the queen does when she awakes from overwintering is select a suitable location for constructing her nest which can be anywhere. This usually starts happening around May to June time.

The queen wasp then strips wood from any nearby source (including from wood in your home) and chews it into a pulp and uses that pulp to make her nest. Once the nest is big enough she lays her eggs (stored from last year) in the nest. The eggs hatch a short while later into grubs or larvae (think like maggots) which are stuck inside the nest and dependant on the queen for survival.

The queen then predates other insects and brings them to the nest to feed them to the grubs until the grubs pupate and turn into adult wasps. Pupation is when a grubs skin goes hard and it changes internally and turns into an adult (metamorphosis) and hatches out of its skin.

Once the first batch of wasps have hatched the queen stops leaving the nest and the adult wasps take over. The queen continuously lays eggs thereafter and the adult wasps tend to the queen, grubs and nest. Some wasps will bring water to the nest, some will bring insects to feed to grubs, some will guard the nest and clean the nest and some even grow &  expand the nest.

When a wasp feeds a grub an insect the grub in turn will secrete a sweet substance that the wasp drinks. This becomes an almost symbiotic relationship between an adult wasp and the grubs. Where a grub will give the wasp the sweet liquid to drink and the wasp will give the grub insects to eat.

The wasps in the nest continue the above activities until the nest has grown to a significant size. Near the end of the nest lifecycle the queen wasp will produce a new batch of queen wasps and male wasps. These new queen wasps and males will then mate with males dying shortly after mating. These newly mated queen wasps will then leave the nest and select nearby locations to rest and overwinter. Not all these queens will survive till the next summer.

In the meantime the old queen will die and the final batch of grubs will pupate into wasps. All the adult wasps will either die of the cold or starvation. Some wasps will attempt to drink other sugary liquids such as open cans of soft drinks or over ripe fruit. Wasps are known to become even more aggressive than normal when starving which is why in late summer there is an increase in wasp stings.

The dead nest will usually decay into dry husk and the new queens generated from that nest will survive and restart the cycle the following year.

 

WASP FAQ’s

How do I know I have a wasps nest?

The best way is to stand outside the area where you are seeing the wasps (although not close to the wasps route themselves) and watch where the wasps are going. If there is a nest in your premises then you should see the wasps entering and leaving a gap or hole in the building/structure.

Common areas to look at for wasps entering or leaving are holes in walls, soffits, fascia boards, in between roof tiles, in window frames, door frames, into out of sheds or holes in the ground, tree or soil but remember to look everywhere. Your looking for a consistent back and forth motion from wasps to and from a specific point with the point being the nest entrance.

How do I tell if it’s wasps or bees?

Wasps are usually brighter and more yellow in colour with a more pointed abdomen. Honey bees are usually much darker, hairier and rounder in appearance and bumblebees are usually big round hulking insects with usually a orange or white tail.

Why should I treat a wasps nest?

1- Their stings can be painful and you can even be allergic to wasp venom which can result in potentially life threatening anaphylactic shock.

2- They can cause damage to buildings. I have with my own eyes seen wasps strip part of a wooden wall to the point where you could poke your finger through the wall like it was made of paper.

3- There are only a couple of wasps? Right now there’s a couple. Over the coming weeks and months the nest will grow and it may become even harder to go about your daily routine at home or work without being disturbed or attacked by wasps.

4- They’re going to die anyway at the end of summer? The nest will but the queens it produces will not. So you may only have a single nest this year but next year you may have many more which could make your next summer much more difficult at home. Nobody minds a single wasp it’s numbers of wasps that can make life difficult at home or work.

Wasp treatment is dangerous work and their are all sorts hazards to deal with aside from the wasps themselves.

I have bats in my home, can I still have a wasps nest treated at my property?

Bats are protected under the wildlife and countryside act 1981. If you have bats in your property and a wasps nest before your nest can be treated a surveyor from Scottish natural heritage must come out and inspect your property. If the surveyor clears the pest controller to treat the nest then we can come and treat the nest. Their are a lot of restrictions and legal requirements to adhered to when treating the nest if bats are nearby so the cost is usually much higher than our normally significantly cheaper prices for pest control (as compared to large firms and local authorities).

I have a wasps nest near my outdoor fish pond. Can you still treat my wasps nest?

It is not recommended to treat a wasps nest in close proximity to a fish pond or a source or body of water as this would contravene a piece of legislation called the food and environmental protection act 1985 and the control of pesticides regulation 1986. In a nutshell It’s illegal to apply any pesticides near fish or sources of water.  We can of course go for physical removal without insecticides.

Is a wasps nest treatment safe for my cat or dog?

The insecticides we use are very safe for both cats and dogs. You should however keep them away from the area where the nest is located during and after treatment.

Is it wasps or bees that can sting multiple times?

Wasps can sting multiple times without suffering any damage to themselves whereas honey bees can only sting once whereupon they die.

Is an old wasps nest ever re-used?

An old nest is never re-used by wasps although they may build a new nest next to an old one.

Is it wasps or bees that make honey?

Only honey bees (Apis mellifera) make honey. Wasps do not make honey.

I see wasps swarming in what looks like hundreds or thousands?

That’s more likely to be honey bees. Wasps do not swarm in huge number like honey bees do.

Can you smoke a nest out?

Never attempt to burn or “smoke” a nest.

Do the council treat wasps nests?

Yes but they charge for the service. Glasgow City Council currently charge £55 to treat a wasps nest. We are guaranteed to always be cheaper than the council for wasp control and just as- if not more- professional.

How much does it cost to treat a wasps nest?

Our prices on average for wasp control start at £25 and go up to £38 (for a single nest) depending on things like travel and the work involved. I would say 70% of wasp treatments are done for £30 or less.

What are wasps nest made from?

A wasps nest is made up of wood that has been chewed up by the wasps and turned into a sort of paper mâché.

What does a active wasps nest sound like?

It is usually described as a buzzing, crackling or popping sound.

Should I block off the hole that wasps are using to enter my property?

NO! This will not kill them but make it harder to kill them as they will find other ways to get in and out their nests.

I have lots of wasps in my home/ garden but no nest?

It is most likely then that you do not have the nest in your property but a nearby property instead has the nest. If you find the presence of wasps to be unbearable then a small electric fly killers can be bought from most hardware shops which has a UV bulb which attracts and kills wasps.

What should I do if I have a wasps nest?

Call us on 07722845125‬ for information on treatment options and prices.

 

Bees FAQ’s

How do I tell if it’s wasps or bees?

Wasps are usually brighter and more yellow in colour with a more pointed abdomen. Honey bees are usually much darker, hairier and rounder in appearance and bumblebees are usually big round hulking insects with usually a orange or white tail (but not always).

I think I have bumblebees what should I do?

If you can then leave them alone. They are not protected but their populations have taken a hit in recent years and they do function as a great pollinators They are extremely unlikely to be aggressive and can but usually do not sting. If you feel that you cannot bear having them in your premises then we can try to relocate them for you or treat them with an insecticide for you but we do not actively encourage this.

I think I have honey bees? Are they protected and what should I do?

Honey bees are not protected and you can legally treat honey bees nests with an insecticide (with other precautions also being a legal requirement) to kill them but we do not recommend this unless as a last resort when all else has failed. If you can leave them alone then that is best. There are specialist beekeepers who can remove them for you. We have also in the past relocated swarms of honey bees. This is a specialist task and do not attempt it yourself.

I have honey bees swarming on/in my property. What should I do?

Firstly don’t panic. Honey bees are least likely to attack at that time as they tend to be very calm and relaxed when swarming. The best course of action is to call a local beekeeper who may take it away at little or no cost or us (we also do bee swarm removal but we have to charge for this service as none of us like to keep bees as pets).

Is it wasps or bees that can sting multiple times?

Wasps can sting multiple times without suffering any damage to themselves whereas honey bees can only sting once whereupon they die.

Is it wasps or bees that make honey?

Only honey bees (Apis mellifera) make honey. Wasps do not make honey.

I see wasps swarming in what looks like hundreds or thousands?

That’s more likely to be honey bees. Wasps do not swarm in huge number like honey bees do.

Wasps nest treatments– what’s involved?

Simply call us on 07542737977 to get a price and arrange an appointment. We will come at the allotted time and carry out the treatment. After some basic health & safety questions all you have to do is steer clear of the area(s) we will be working in during and after we treat the nest.

Once we treat the nest with insecticide then the wasps can be agitated for up to 2-3 hours after the treatment as they will sense the insecticide is harmful and try to protect their nest. They are extremely unlikely to chase you down the street or go out of their way to attack you but just the same we recommend you keep several meters of a distance from the nest for a period of roughly 24 hours. The nest is actually likely to be dead much sooner than 24 hours but there may be wasps returning to the nest from foraging outdoors in the coming hours post treatment (which will also come into contact with the insecticide in the nest and die) so that’s why we say 24 hours.