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Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated?

Jun 09 in Pests

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated?

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated? Eventually in time yes a wasp nest will die out on its own. However before then the nest will produce 100 new Queens that will hibernate over winter for the next year ready to make their own nests.

Nests will become larger as the year goes on until Autumn when the workers will be have finished their maintenance of the nest and the feeding of grubs and become aggressive and more likely to sting people. They will switch to feeding on rotting fruit which makes them drunk. Although wasps do good by feeding on flies, caterpillars and other insects. They cause massive amounts of damage to fruit crops in the Autumn and there are deaths from wasp stings every year.

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated?Wasp nests are made of a paper mâché material, originally created by the Queen they are then maintained by workers as the Queen focusses on birthing new grubs. Once the nest has produced new Queens for the next year it will eventually die off and will not be re used by another colony of wasps.

Treatment of wasps

Our technicians will use a residual insecticide spray to treat the entrance of the nest and as the wasps return they will take this insecticide further in to the nest helping to kill it off. For the first few hours after treatment the wasps will be in a hyperactive state and we recommend keeping pets and children away from a nest site until this activity has dropped. When the nest is dead you can choose to remove the nest and dispose of it but it can be left where it is as once dead it will not be used again.

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