Our wasp nest treatments are very effective; clients usually see no further activity the following morning. If you do, we'll return free-of-charge to perform another service.
When a wasp nest is found in the loft or roof space hanging from a beam, it is often very easy for us to make it fall straight into a plastic bag. We then seal the bag and take the nest out safely. In this scenario, the results are literally instantaneous.
Alternatively, the pest control technician can destroy the nest using physical or chemical means. Here you will see instant results, but there is more cleaning up involved afterwards.
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Beehive vs wasp nest
Bees are not aggressive insects and far less of a threat than wasps. If you find a beehive in your home, you’re in very little danger. However, it will still need to be removed and you should call a licenced professional to do so.
Do not attempt to remove a bee nest without professional or advice from local authorities since some bees are protected species.
Hornet nest removal
Hornet nests are much more of a threat. If you see a hornet nest in your home, we recommend that you call us immediately – especially if you have children or pets. The same goes for when you need to carry out some maintenance work in the roof space and workmen may be threatened by them.
Removing a nest from a roof space should only be done by a professional pest controller wearing the proper protective gear. Disturbing a live wasp nest, especially while up a ladder, is likely to result in injury unless you take the proper precautions. Please do not try to remove a wasps’ nest yourself – call an expert.
Honey Bees and Bumblebees
Honey bees and Bumblebees are not aggressive species and should be left alone as they are beneficial to nature. If unprovoked, they won’t sting you. In most cases, by the time you notice the hive, it will already be near the natural end of its cycle (late July) and will not be a safety concern.
Even though they are not protected by law, wild bees are in danger of extinction. Therefore, we prefer to not use lethal methods to remove them from your property. In fact, preventative measures are preferred. For example, we have used Velcro nets on windows to stop bees entering rooms in the past with great success. If you’re worried about bees entering your home or have suffered from a bee problem in the past, get in touch with us for prevention tips.
How much does wasp control cost?
To treat a wasp nest, we charge £89+VAT. When there is more than one nest to be treated, the following nests are normally charged at a further £69+VAT.
When you have wasp activity in the gutters of your house, it can either be treated from outside, or from within the roof space. Our technicians will choose the safest and most effective option.
London wasps are typically either the species Vespula Germanica or Vespula Vulgaris. They are common wasps which are easily recognisable by their black and yellow bands.
Wasps are normally found nesting in the void spaces of buildings: in air-vents, in masonry gaps, in roof spaces – anywhere that is safe enough for the queen to stay.
Whenever you see wasps, either in your home or outside, it is best to stay clear of them. If you stumble on the nest, do not attempt to remove it yourself, as you do not have the right protective equipment. Instead, call us here at Inoculand and we’ll send one of our wasp removal experts.
While wasp stings are uncommon, they can be very painful, or even fatal in the most extreme cases. If you’re stung by a wasp (or a bee), it’s best to consult a medical professional as soon as possible – especially if you suffer an allergic reaction or are at risk of anaphylactic shock.
Read our dedicated blog post on treating wasp stings for more information.
Wasps and pets rarely go well together; dogs especially are at risk of being stung due to their curious nature.
Dogs are most likely to be stung on their face and will handle a wasp sting without any fuss. Applying vinegar on the sting area will usually alleviate the pain.
The main concern is when dogs try to bite a wasp. Being stung in the mouth or tongue can trigger swelling that can block a dog’s airways. The eyes are also very vulnerable and a sting could lead to loss of vision. If a dog is stung somewhere else on its body, it will likely keep licking the affected area.
If you notice that your pet is suddenly lethargic, has breathing difficulties or a large swelling suddenly, seek a vet immediately.
The most common type of wasp nest removal in London remains treatment using a DR5 Duster. This device sends highly pressurised insecticidal dust straight through the entry point of the nest. The dust reaches to the heart of the structure and, as a consequence, the nest dies overnight.