When Enviroguard received a routine enquiry to treat a wasp nest in a loft space, the technician was instructed to treat at once, as the wasps were causing a public nuisance.

Upon inspection of the loft space a bat roost was encountered.

The law protecting bats is strict and usually it is best to organise work so as to avoid affecting bats or their roosts, thereby avoiding the risk of committing offences.

In this situation the wasps were causing a public nuisance and needed to be treated as a matter of urgency.

Enviroguard worked closely with Natural England to come up with an action plan to treat the nest with minimum disruption to the bats, approval was gained and the nest was dealt with and removed successfully.

If only everything was straight forward!