How to treat a wasp nest
Wasps can be a real problem during summer in the UK. Between May and November we get many reports of wasp nests that need to be treated.
Wasp stings can be potentially fatal to people who have allergies, and even for those who don’t they can cause a painful sting. Unlike bees, wasps can sting multiple times, and they will attack if their nest is threatened. They are also able to communicate a sense of danger quite quickly, and when threatened, it is a matter of seconds before an entire swarm appears from within the nest to tackle the danger.
This is why it is best to get the experts in. As this short video show, we make it look easy, but that’s because we are trained and we have the correct protective equipment, and the right treatment.
Once a nest has been treated the worst of the problem is solved, but it is a good idea to leave the nest in place for a few days, so that wasps who were not in the nest will be able to return to it and succumb to the treatment. If the nest is removed too quickly, these wasps can hang around the area for days after the nest has disappeared.
For more information, please visit our Wasps page, or call us on 0800 026 0308 for help in how to treat a wasp nest.