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How to deal with wasps

With wasp nests capable of housing thousands of these stinging insects at a time, it’s not surprising that a wasp infestation can be somewhat unnerving. 

Whether you’ve located a nest or seem to be batting away wasps all day long, it’s important to get the problem seen to as soon as possible. As summer progresses, nests grow rapidly in size which means that the number of wasps increases too. 

What’s even more problematic is that as autumn draws closer and food supplies become scarce, wasps become increasingly aggressive. It’s therefore very important that you don’t try to take matters into your own hands. Always call a qualified professional wasp pest controller who will be able to eradicate an infestation quickly and safely. 

If you’re not sure whether or not you have a wasp problem, Prokill will be able to confirm this for you. Other signs include:

  • It goes without saying but if you regularly notice a lot of wasps in or around your home, there could be a nest nearby 
  • Some species of wasps build their nests by chewing wood so you may notice holes or tunnels appearing in wooden surfaces on the exterior of your home
  • You can see a nest. Wasps typically make their nests from chewed wood pulp and saliva, which is what gives them that distinct papery wall. You’re more likely to find them in quiet, sheltered areas which provide easy access to the outside world. This can include roof spaces, wall cavities, under eaves, in bird boxes, sheds, garages or if you’re really unlucky – in wardrobes or the corners of quiet rooms in the house

How do I get rid of a wasp nest?

If you try to remove or destroy a wasp nest, the wasps inside will naturally feel threatened and therefore become aggressive. As they fight to defend their nest and their young, they will sting you. 

With potentially thousands of angry wasps going after you, trying to remove a nest by yourself is best case scenario, incredibly painful and worst case scenario, very dangerous. 

Please call a professional pest controller to deal with the problem for you. They will be able to eliminate the wasps and keep you and your family safe from the threat of being stung. 

All of our technicians have special protective gear to keep safe during treatment and because we’re BPCA (British Pest Control Association) certified, you can be rest assured that you’re in safe hands. 

How to prevent a wasp infestation

Prevention of a wasp infestation is key of you want to avoid any problems with them – especially during the summer months when they’re most active. In order to do this:

  • Regularly check for nests in your home, garden, loft, shed and in cavity walls. A nest in its early stages is much easier to remove than one that’s reached maturity 
  • Keep rubbish in a bin with a secure lid – wasps are attracted to its contents, especially towards the end of summer when food supplies aren’t as plentiful 
  • Keep windows and doors closed or install insect screens so they can’t enter your property 

To book in for your free pest control audit, get in touch with Prokill today. 

To find out more, head over to our wasp pest control service page.  Alternatively, you can get in touch to book your free, no obligation pest audit, complete our online form or call us on 0800 328 9354.

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