Wasp Nest Treatment
Wasp and Hornet nests are often located in the eaves of buildings, attics, lofts, garages, air vents, sheds, brick work, cavity walls, bushes and trees. The whole nest can be visible or it can be concealed with only the presence of wasps entering and leaving through a hole an indication it’s there.
Once the entrance to a nest is identified an insecticide dust is applied in and around the entrance this will kill the entire nest. The insecticide used is a professional product and not available to the public. The powder is an off white colour and applied under pressure using a pump to destroy the nest.
We use specialist extendable equipment that can reach up to the majority of high nests.
Occasionally after the treatment the wasps can become agitated before they have all been affected by the dust, we advice customers to keep all windows and doors closed for several hours after the treatment.
The wasp nest is often dead within an hour of treatment however it can take up to 24 hours for all the returning wasps to be killed by the insecticide.
The removal of the nest after treatment is not necessary because unlike bees, wasps will not re-use an old nest. However if the presence of an old wasp nest in your loft, is alarming the nest can be removed on a second visit if accessible.
We strongly advise that you do not attempt to treat a wasp nest yourself, we are professionally trained and carry all the necessary protective equipment.
Wasp stings in the throat account for 50% of all fatalities caused by venomous animals. In rare cases a single sting can induce an anaphylactic shock (an extreme allergic reaction to the toxins in the wasp’s venom) which without rapid medical attention can result in death.
Wasp nest in an air brick being treated.
Wasps reacting after a large nest has been treated.