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Frequently Asked Questions: Wasps

Are wasps dangerous?

Yes, wasps can be agressive, and do give a painful sting. In some cases, people can react badly to stings, and death from anaphylactic shock is not un-common.

Can I treat a nest myself?

It is possible to treat wasps using easily available pesticide products available from DIY stores. We always recommend that you use a professional, as our service is guaranteed, and you will not be risking your own health by trying a DIY solution

Is the treatment safe?

Yes, all the pesticide products we use are approved under the Control of Pesticides Regulations, and when used properly, pose little or no risk to you, your children, or your pets.

How do you treat a wasp nest?

The usual treatment we use is an insecticidal dust injected under pressure into the nest. The product we use is ‘Professional Use Only’ which means that it should not be available to householders.

Do you remove the nest after it is treated?

No, usually we leave the nest in place as some wasps may be out foraging at the time of treatment. If we leave the nest in place, any returning wasps will pick up some of the insecticide and die. We can remove nests at a later date if it is required, but we do levy an additional charge for this service.

Do wasps re-use their nests?

No, wasps do not re-use their nests. Each autumn, queen wasps will try to find places to hibernate, and in the spring they start new nests.

How long does it take for a nest to die after treatment?

Most wasps will be dead within an hour or two, but we advise our clients to allow 48 hours for the nest to die off completely. If, after 48 hours you can still see wasps going to and from the nest, please contact us for a free re-treatment. Treatment failure is very unusual.

How much does a treatment cost?

Please Call 01294 557400 or mobile 07900014522 for a qoute

Yes, we will happily attend at a time to suit you. We do not charge extra to attend in the evenings or at the weekend, and you can phone us at any time.

I’ve got lots of wasps in the garden, but I’m not sure if I’ve got a nest?

It’s not unusual for wasps to congregate on some plants, and later in the season they do become a nuisance as they are attracted to sweet foods and drinks. Try and watch where the wasps are flying, and find the nest. If you think you have a nest, call us straight away and we will be able to give advice over the phone.

What if I live outside your area?

We cover all over Ayrshire If you live outside these areas we may be able to recommend a reputable contractor, please e-mail us for more information.