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Wasp Nest Removal

Aug 27 in Pests, Wasps

Pest UK offer wasp nest removal services across Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex, Surrey & London. Pest UK remove wasp nests that are live and established as well as  treating Queen Wasps emerging from hibernation and old wasp nests.

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Is It Really A Wasp Nest?

Sometimes certain bees can be mistaken for wasps – Mason Bees, Mining Bees, Honey Bees or Bumble Bees.

Is Wasp Nest Removal Necessary?

A wasp nest cannot be easily removed if active. Nests are normally active from May to October but sometimes remain active as late as December.

The nest is active when you see wasps going in and out of the wasp nest or a hole leading into the cavity that holds the wasp nest. When nests are built in cavities in buildings they will need to be treated before any attempt to remove the wasp nest is made. In fact, if a wasp nest is removed before the wasps are dead it can lead to the workers that were out foraging at the time of removal attempting to re build the nest once they return and find the nest gone. In a lot of cases the nest is not visible as it may be in a cavity wall, a dormer window, a flat roof or any sealed cavity that is not accessible. You will often see ‘failed’ small golf ball size wasp nests in lofts. Most wasps’ nests die off naturally but the later in the year a nest survives the greater the chance that it will reach maturity. Mature nests will produce Drones and new Queen Wasps for the following year.

If the nest is in a loft and visible it is best to wait a few weeks after treatment before any attempt is made to remove the wasp nest. Too soon and there may still be wasps active within the nest even if no wasps are flying in and out of the wasp nest entrance.

When Should I Call a Pest Control Company?

The most important question is how long will the wasp nest survive. The weather will ususally decide this. Warm, wet and windy weather is not great for Queen Wasps to fly and forage for food and nesting material (the nest is made from chewed up bark or ‘old’ wood on fences or garden furniture).

Although wasp nest removal is more likely to be required during the summer, they can actually be a problem throughout the year. In fact, more people are stung in autumn and winter than in summer. This is because the wasps’ metabolism is reduced and they are more likely to crawl than fly making it more likely that they will crawl into areas where they can sting people. Wasps are also attracted to artificial light and will get confused by artificial heat and light sources. In summer this is much less of a problem as the days are longer and there are fewer artificial heat sources and as the temperatures are higher the wasps are fully alert and active so do not get lost as easily. Everything wasps do in autumn and early winter takes longer – even dying. A nest treated in autumn or early winter can take up to ten days to die out where as a wasp nest treated in summer can be completely dead within a few hours.

Wasp Nest Removal Service

Pest UK use an insecticide called ‘FICAM D* – a modern biodegradable insecticide that will get rid of wasps but is not highly toxic to mammals. The entrance to the nest or the nest itself will be treated using this insecticide.

DIY Wasp Nest Removal Treatment


We recommend using a pest control specialist for wasp nest removal but if you are in a remote area or just prefer doing it yourself we offer wasp and fly traps for sale.
Buy Wasp & Fly Trap and 1 litre of bait

A medium sized, durable Wasp and Fly trap, moulded in polypropylene. Ideal for use in all areas where nuisance wasps and flies need to be contolled. The trap should be serviced regularly, removing dead insects and re-filling with fresh liquid bait.

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Buy Wasp Bag & 1 litre of bait

Effective, safe and easy to use disposable trap, designed for use outdoors. Each trap requires 500ml of Liquid Wasp & Fly Bait, and once full of dead wasps close screw cap and dispose in household waste. Liquid Wasp & Fly Bait sold separately.

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PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem.

Call us on 0330 100 2811 for free wasp advice or to book an appointment for wasp nest removal.


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