Professional wasp control
In early summer wasps, like bees, pollinate plants and flowers as they feed on nectar also helping to control other pests and also feeding on dead insect carcasses so they are a beneficial insect.
But in general they are regarded as nuisance pests and a threat to health.
Wasp stings are not only painful but also carry a risk from infection and to some they can prove fatal.
2 main species- the Common Wasp and the German Wasp get the most requests for control
The Queen builds an initial 'golf-ball' size nest and lays the first generation of eggs by late summer, an average wasps’ nest will contain from 3,000 to 5,000 individuals.
Nests can be found in a variety of locations i.e. below ground, ground level in bushes or air vents,at height’, that being in trees or gutter level or attic spaces
Wasps are naturally defensive of their nests so can sting anyone (without provocation) just for walking near to the nest.
Old nests are not re-used although in favourable sites a new nest may be built close to an old one.
If you have a wasp nest on your property the easiest and safest option is to have it treated professionaly by 24/7 Wildlife Management
Like many of the bee species, the European Hornet numbers are in serious decline. Treatment where necessary would be similar to wasps, but although they have a nasty sting, in reality it is rarely used unless they are threatened and they are not generally aggressive.
These are considered an invasive species and the relevant department within DERFA should be notified immediately