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Local Wasp Nest Removal Services in Altham and East Lancashire
In the summer months East Lancashire Wasp Control receive many wasp nest removal and wasp nest treatment enquiries in Altham and East Lancashire, against wasps found evident within domestic and commercial customers properties.
As a result we have dedicated this website all about our wasp nest control services we offer to East Lancashire and surrounding towns and boroughs.
East Lancashire Wasp Control have the skills and capabilities to kill and eradicate 99.9% of all wasp nests on your property in just one visit of which all of our treatment procedures are fully guaranteed 100% for our customers peace of mind, rapid response times and same day call out procedures as promised!
Our highly professional, efficient and friendly team of service technicians have over 25 years of experience when it comes to dealing with removing problematic wasp nests from homes and businesses at one affordable cost to our customers with no hidden additional costs or call out charges!
East Lancashire Wasp Controls professional pest controllers are discreet and can destroy a nest in no more than an hour, our appointment schedules are specifically tailored to suit your demands, working schedules and requirements.
If you want an immediate response please call 01282 777549 today to speak to one of our staff memebers regarding any wasp enquiries you may have encountered.
With our office based in Burnley, East Lancashire Wasp Control are ideally located within close proximity to the M65 motorway which enables ourselves to respond and deal with your wasp nest enquiries quickly and efficiently.
We carry Full Public Liability Insurance and are also fully accredited members of the NPTA
(National Pest Technicians Association) and Basis Prompt (Professional Pest Controllers Register).
Our Pest Technicians visiting your home or business are highly skilled and trained to RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) Level Two standard as practice within our company safety policies.
It is very dangerous to attempt to remove a wasp nest by yourself, as they can number up in their thousands and can be very aggressive even with the slightest disturbance. If they decide to attack, it will result in multiple stings to you and anyone else nearby. The safest thing to do is to employ a professional pest controller to remove the nest.
At East Lancashire Wasp Control we are highly knowledgeable about wasps and their behaviour patterns, and can take the relevant precautions to ensure the nest is removed safely. We use the correct PPE to protect ourselves and our latest innovative equipment can reach nests in the most inaccessible locations. The professional grade insecticides we use are very powerful yet completely safe to humans and pets. Our treatment procedures are efficient and responsive, taking no longer than an hour if the nest is easily accessible.
Wasp nests can be located in various areas of the property which include lofts, cavity walls, air vents, garages, sheds, water tanks, burrows, bird boxes, guttering, soffits, trees and bushes. The nest is often hidden inside an area and not vastly visible. Look out for a large number of wasps gathering around small entrance points and often around the gutter of your roof or cavity voids.
From June onwards wasp nests can start to become a nuisance after the Queen Wasps have emerged from hibernation in April and May. A wasp nest can progressivly and rapidly grow in size until the early stages of winter depending on the temperatures and climate within the UK.
Don’t delay if you start to see evidence of a wasp nest in your property as the nest can rapidly grow, with upto 5,000 to 10,000 workers with potentially life threatening stings. Wasp stings near the airways or a wasp sting that causes an anaphylactic shock can in rare cases be fatal.
We strongly advise against using DIY products, East Lancashire Wasp Control ensures our technicians wear full protective clothing to safeguard ourselves against the potentially fatal wasp stings.
Apart from the obvious dangers of wasp stings, wasps also have the potential to transmit disease as they visit dustbins, waste depots and dead animals (carrion).
Call us on 01282 777549 to make an appointment or any enquiries you may have regarding potential Wasp Nests. We work 7 days per week around the clock to keep you and your families safe at all times - Your safety is our Number One Priority !
Wasp nests in the home
Many of us have experienced a wasp sting and it is unpleasant at best, so it is little wonder that we are on constant ‘wasp alert’ in the summer. While a few wasps are not a cause for concern, a wasp nest on your property can be unnerving, especially if you have children. Nests can often be found in the garden and indoors in places such as lofts and garages. It is ill advised to approach a wasp nest yourself, as they are volatile and prone to attack. If you spot or suspect a wasp nest, you should contact a professional pest controller like us.
Wasp nests in business premises
The presence of a wasp nest is bad news for businesses, posing a health and safety risk. They can cause distress to both staff and customers, and their sting can be lethal for those with allergies. Wasps can also land on some pretty unsavoury surfaces so there is a risk of food contamination, spelling disaster for restaurants. For these reasons it is essential not to ignore a wasp nest. They are easy and affordable to remove with the services of a pest control expert.
How to identify wasp nests
Wasps are highly social creatures and their sole reason for being is to reproduce. The queen wasps preside over the colony and begin to emerge in spring, but wasps are more prevalent in the summer months when the workers hatch. It is widely known that wasps can sting more than once, but in fact it is only the female that can do so.
Common wasps don’t live long, no more than a year in the queen’s case, and die off around autumn time. They go out with a bang however, as at that time of year their diet includes fermented fruit which makes them ‘drunk’ and more aggressive. German wasps are also common in the UK and are much hardier, being able to survive through winter in the right conditions.
Wasps live in nests of up to 20,000 which they build in the hollows of trees and bushes. If you are unlucky, they can also nest inside.
What do wasp nests look like?
Wasp nests are grey-brown and have the appearance of an elongated sphere hanging from a stem. They look like paper because they are made from chewed up wood, sourced from trees, shrubs and garden fences. They are a feat of engineering, some with a loose honeycomb structure and some with swirled patterns, depending on the species of wasp.
How can I find a wasp nest?
If you start to spot more wasps than usual, it’s likely there is a nest nearby. To find its location watch out for worker wasps who tend to use the same flight path, and follow them with caution. A large number of wasps should be audible, so also follow your ears.
Wasps can build nests above and below ground, so look out for them emerging from and returning to holes underground. German wasp nests are only partly visible above ground.
Once you have located a wasp nest, it is important not to get too close in case they become agitated and attack.
Frequently asked questions
Is a wasp nest dangerous?
Wasps are highly volatile and will attack at the slightest disturbance. When they sting, they give off a pheromone as a warning so other wasps will follow suit. It is highly advised that you do not attempt to remove a wasp nest by yourself, but to employ a professional pest controller.
How can I prevent wasps?
To prevent wasps nesting in your property, be sure to seal any potential entry points, especially the roof. Try to keep the windows and doors to your home closed as much as possible, and in the summer, use fly screens to keep them out. To keep them away from your picnic or barbecue, you could use a wasp trap, or simply a container with water and sugar.
Should I leave a wasp nest alone?
As annoying and threatening as they can be, wasps are important pollinators. If you discover a wasp nest above ground on your property that is safe to be left alone, you should do so. Common worker wasps live a matter of days, and queens no longer than a year. They only use a nest once, so it’s likely they will have all vacated it in a matter of months.
If you suspect a nest underground or see one partially above ground, it’s likely to be that of German wasps, who are hardier and survive through winter. In that case, it is wise to have it treated or it may grow out of hand.
How can you tell a wasp from a bee?
Wasps and bees have a similar taste in outfits and are often mistaken for one another. Although they both have distinctive yellow and black markings, the main difference in appearance is that bees are rounder and hairier. Wasps are more elongated and smooth-bodied, with more defined and vibrant stripes.
When it comes to their nests, both wasp and bee dwellings can have honeycomb structures, but beehives are denser in structure, and waxy and yellow in appearance. If you suspect you have a beehive on your property, then it is important to enlist the services of a professional beekeeping association.