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  • Wasps

  • At Pest ID we can usually treat wasp nests within 24 hours of calling and always provide a one-hour time slot for our arrival.  For nests in South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Basildon, Wickford, Maldon, Danbury, Bicknacre, Hanningfield Burnham Southend, Rayleigh and Billericay, treatments are usually done the same day. There are no call out charges and no additional fees for appointments on evenings or at the weekend.
    Wasp Pest Control
    At best, wasps can be particularly irritating pests, at worst, they can be downright aggressive and dangerous. The most common of species in the UK are the German Wasp and the Common Wasp. Wasp bodies have the characteristic black and yellow band across the abdomen. They are fairly large insects approximately 14mm in length. Wasps and Hornets look very similar in colour, although the hornet is much larger in size. Hornets and wasp can be extremely aggressive and will string without provocation. Wasps are a nuisance to both businesses, householders and for those trying to enjoy the summer outdoors. If a wasp nest is anywhere near where human habitats, then it is essential that it is treated. However, if the nest is in a particularly rural location with little or no hazard to human health, we would always advise leaving them be.
    If a wasp is harmed or feels that the nest is being threatened, it will release an attack pheromone. This is a chemical that will signal other wasps to target the threat and can lead to a frenzied attack on the assailant.
    The sting is caused by an injection of venom into the victim. Unlike the sting of a bee, the wasp sting can be withdrawn from the victim and used again, wasps can be extremely aggressive. A wasp can sting multiple times which can cause potentially fatal anaphylactic shock to the victim. In extreme cases a hospital visit may be needed, if stung by a wasp multiple times.
    Wasp nests should be approached with extreme caution. Multiple stings can be very dangerous. Wasps have a very powerful sting and readily use it to defend the nest or themselves. Unlike bees, which are quite passive, wasps can be very aggressive.
    Regardless of the size of the nest, which can be home to several thousand wasps, Pest ID will be able to treat your wasp problem with minimal fuss or disruption.
    Wasp nests may be found in roof spaces, wall cavities and air grates of buildings, hanging from trees as well as underground, wasps are extremely common in the UK.