Professional wasp and hornet nest removal in Winnersh
Here at Bracknell Pest Control we have been successfully dealing with wasp and hornet nests throughout the Winnersh and Wokingham area for over 19 years; when it comes to pests we are experts in the control of all species and dealing with wasp and hornets is part of our usual service.
The wasp nest removal process in Winnersh
When you have a problem with a wasp or hornets’ nest in Winnersh you need a local, professional pest control company who can get out to you quickly and deal with the problem efficiently – and that’s us. Because we’re local to you we can have one of our technicians out to you with a few hours and as we guarantee our wasp nest treatments’ in Winnersh, you rest assured knowing that the problems been dealt with.
Wasp nest treatments in Winnersh
Wasp nest Removal
If we find that the nest is within physical reach of our technician, we will inject a powerful pesticide powder into the interior of the nest, wait a short time and then bag it up and remove the entire nest from the property. The pesticides that we use in the control of these insects are incredibly fast acting and within 15 to 20 minutes of starting the treatment the wasps will die off. There may be worker wasps still out hunting for insects and when these wasps return they’re won’t be a nest to defend so they will leave the area.
Void Wasp Nest Treatment
Its more common to find that the wasps have built their nest in a void area that is difficult to reach so we will be unable to remove the nest in this instance. Once again our technician will use the insecticidal powder and inject this into the void immediately around the wasp nest. The powder will penetrate the entire void finding its way into the nest and here it will kill off all the wasps along with the Queen, the advantage of this treatment is that the returning wasps will come into contact with the powder and also die off.
Non Toxic Wasp Traps
We also offer wasp traps that you place outside of the property which entice wasps away from communal areas like patios; these lures are hanging traps that physically attract and catch wasps. The advantage of using these lures is that they are selective; only attracting wasps and not honeybees and they can be used in conjunction with the other treatments to keep your home wasp free through the summer. These traps work if you don’t like wasps and want them to keep your patio and BBQ area free from visiting wasps, they are 100% pesticide free as well as being totally maintenance free – there is no need to clean or empty; simple hang up the trap and at the end of the summer just throw the whole trap away.
When you discover a wasp or hornets’ nest on your property in Winnersh you’ll want a quick, professional solution to the problem and Bracknell Pest Control can provide that; all of our technicians work full time in the pest control industry and they are equipped with the best insecticides and application methods. We offer a wasp nest removal service in Winnersh seven days a week and we aim to respond to your home within 4 hours of getting your call.
All our staff are fully trained, fully insured and members of the NPTA – the National Pest Technicians Association, we are specialists in all types of pests and we can offer you a no obligation telephone advice line on 07491 247 999.
If you’ve got a wasp or hornet problem in Winnersh we are just a phone call away – 01344 534311
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Want to know more about wasps? some frequently asked question's
How many species of wasps are there living in the UK?
In the UK we have around 9000 different species and most of these are solitary wasps that prey on insects and pose absolutely no hazard to us, these wasps don’t sting but they inject their eggs inside the bodies of their insect prey. The wasps that carry a stinger are the ones that we consider a pest and wish to avoid, and there are 9 species of colony building wasps and hornets in the UK.
We have put together a guide to the different types of wasps and hornets – click here to visit that page
We have seen a wasp nest in our loft, do they live up there over the winter?
At the end of the autumn the Queen wasp is the only member of the colony to survive into the winter, all the males and workers will die off. The Queen wasp will find herself somewhere dry and with a stable temperature to hibernate, and she will emerge in the spring to start the process of building a colony again. These Queens will emerge in late March or April and they will not re-use an old nest; each nest that you see was built from scratch for just the single season.
Can wasps communicate with each other?
Wasps communicate predominantly through the release of chemical pheromones and these send out distress signals energising all the colony members to the attack if the nest is threatened. A wasp nest functions with the sole purpose of producing sufficient numbers of workers to ensure that the Queen can produce as many males and young Queens as possible. The wasps that you see flying around only exist to serve her wishes; they have no reproduction parts and fulfil two roles – to find insect prey and to defend the nest.
Why do wasps sting us?
Its rare for a wasp just to attack us and a wasp will normally only use its sting to defend itself or to subdue prey. Most people get stung because of this defence mechanism; the wasp is squashed in clothing or caught in hair and wasps will defend their colony. When you get near a wasps nest the become aggressive and release a pheromone to alert other wasps that an intruder is near; you can usually tell this as the wasps fly in tight zig-zag movements. You shouldn’t go near an active wasp nest and attempting to treat the nest yourself is not recommended; professional pest controllers have protective clothing to keep them safe for a reason.
Where do wasps build their nests?
Wasps will build their nests just about anywhere; there is a new species that’s only been in the UK for around ten years; the Saxon wasp that builds its nest in a bush and these are often quite low hanging. The Saxon wasps build a small (think rugby ball size) nest which is grey in colour and very difficult to see hidden in the shade of the bush. Other species of wasp will build inside cavity walls, in lofts, sheds and even excavate a hole and build the nest in the ground. Another new arrival in the very South East of the Country is the paper wasp and these build a nest without the iconic outer sheath – they only build the honeycomb.
How many wasps will you find inside a nest?
The answer to that varies between the different species and for our two most wasps; the aptly named Common wasp and the European wasp they can have numbers that range into several thousand. Generally, for the other species the numbers sit in the high hundreds topping out in the low thousands; hornets are twice the size of wasps but they will have smaller size colonies, numbering in just a few hundred.
We think we might have a wasp nest in the garden how would we know?
Wasps prey on insects and so they fly about searching for prey, a wasp out hunting will have a lazy flight pattern, meandering about and even hovering in place, you can recognise from its behaviour that its searching for something. When you have a wasp nest nearby you will see a definite flight path – wasps will track in and out flying very quickly. You can see the wasps carrying back insects if you look closely; dense hedges often house wasp nests so before starting any work, see if you spot this activity – if you do that means there’s a wasp nest inside so be careful.
What do wasps eat?
The worker wasps have very few enzymes in their stomach so they cannot digest their insect prey, instead they feed the insects to the hungry larvae. In return, the larvae release a blob of pre-digested "gloop" that contains all the sustenance the worker needs. Food exchange like this is called "trophollaxic feeding", and is a key part of the social contact between all the colony members. Wasps will also take a 'hit' on nectar or any sweet runny substance; like spilt soft drinks for example.
Professional wasp and hornet treatments in Winnersh
Wasps and hornets will deliver a painful sting to defend their colony and this can be hazardous, all wasp and hornet nests are accessible to us as we have a range of equipment and methods at our disposal.
All our wasp or hornet nest treatments are guaranteed, and we also search for secondary, smaller colonies that may have been unnoticed by you. When we find these nests they get treated as well and for no additional charge – our customers are our priority and we provide a top quality service.
We provide seven days a week service for wasp and hornet problems in Winnersh.
Call us now on 01344 534 311