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Wasp Nest RemovalWasp Nests

Wasps are typically black and yellow and from 18mm to 23mm long. A female or commonly known as a queen starts a nest in the spring. The nest is formed from wood collected from wooden material. It is then chewed and mixed with sylvia creating a glue type material which is used to hold the wood together; the nest is then built from this material.

All the wasps found in the United Kingdom, with the exception of the hornet, are very similar with black and yellow bands on their body and two pairs of wings. In spring, the queen comes out of hibernation to seek for a suitable nesting site. These could be holes in the ground, hollow trees, sheds and loft spaces.

The queen lays eggs which hatch in 3-5 days, once the larva emerges the wasp is fully grown in 3-4 weeks. An average nest can produce 25,000 – 30,000 wasps during the season; the nest will be at its maximum in September when up to 10,000 workers may be present.

A wasp, unlike a bee, can sting many times. Although the wasp sting is not normally serious, it can be very painful, and in certain cases can cause an allergic reaction.


Bees are in serious decline in this country, we recommend that you speak to a bee keeper if you have a problem, he can relocate the nest or swarm to a more suitable place, normally without charge.

Hiring a reputable pest control company like EnviroGuard to deal with a wasp nest,  in a responsible and professional manner will reduce the risk of insect stings and is effective with one visit.

For further details about wasps and Bees or to book a treatment to deal with a wasp nest, please contact Enviroguard directly or enquire online.

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