Wasps. They eat flies, aphids, caterpillars and other invertebrates, making them an important insect controlling predator. Wasps are amazing architects, building hexagonal paper nests from chewed up wood and saliva, called pulp.
There are roughly 9000 species of wasp in the UK.
Wasps are sociable insects, living in colonies of up to 10,000 workers. They build there paper nests in disused animal burrows or in cavities in trees or buildings. Only newly-mated queen wasps hibernate during winter, and emerge in spring to begin building a nest. Queens lay eggs that hatch into sterile female workers. The workers take over nest building and food collection, while the queen continues egg laying. In spring and early summer the workers collect mainly insects to feed the growing larvae. Towards summers end, some eggs develop into fertile male wasps called drones, and fertile females- nest years queens. These swarm out of the colony and mate. The males die shortly afterwards. As the weather becomes colder all the workers and the old queen die too. BEWARE, when a wasp stings or is killed the 'smell' of its venom causes other wasps to become more aggressive. Adult wasps feed on the sugary liquid secreted by the wasp larvae. In late summer, as the larvae have matured, they eat nectar and other sweet substances. Hence when they no longer have access to this sugary substance, they annoy us for our sweet drinks and snacks.
If you have wasp activity in or around your building then don't panic, call a professional pest control company like us to deal with it quickly and safely, please do not attempt to mess with the nest yourself if discovered, as wasps are aggressive by nature, so by interfering with a nest will almost certainly get you stung.
Here at Pest-Tech we under take wasp nest removal service at a fixed cost no matter were the nest is located. In most cases we are able to deal with wasps nests same day always, and in most cases can be there within a couple of hours. Our treatments are guaranteed to get rid of the problem or your money back. No quibbles. After treatment the nest is usually destroyed in about 48 hours. if not a 2nd treatment is free of charge.
For more information on wasps, or if you have a wasp issue, then please call us today, we are always happy to help were we can. so don't hesitate, and contact Alison on 07746307885.