Wasp Nest Treatments Carried Out By A Professional Wasp Specialist
Wasp Nest Treatments Starting From £55.00
Our fee for wasp nest treatments is fixed. If you have more than one wasp nest on site we can treat them for you as well. We charge £20.00 for each additional wasp nest treated on the same day.
Hornets Nest Treatments Starting from £60.00
The European Hornets are slightly larger in size and their nests are also larger than wasps in the UK. If you're not sure if you have wasps or hornets we can identify them when we arrive on site.
Useful Wasp info
Did you know that the venom in a wasp sting contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become more aggressive. Which is why we advise against treating a wasps nests yourself!
The effects from the sting of a wasp should wear off within 24 hours, always seek medical help if symptoms continue or you start to feel worse.
If you happen to get stung there are some home remedies that can help alleviate the pain. Apply a cold compress for 5 -10 minuets, you can apply a deodarant containing aluminium to help fight the pain, or vinegar/apple cider vinegar on some cotton wool. Honey can help the sting wound heal and reduce itching after the pain has subsided.
Queen wasps who have survived hibernating through the winter will find a suitable site and start nest building throughout spring. She will lay up to a dozen eggs and when they hatch into larvae she will feed them until they become workers. The workers then carry on nest production and forage for food, feed new larvae and defend the nest.
In late summer, the colony produces the males (Drones) and the new queens. They leave the nest to mate, the new queens then find a place to hibernate over the winter months. The cold weather will eventually kill the males workers and foundation queen.
Wasps are sometimes confused for honey bees. Although similar in size, their markings and colours are different. Wasps are usually between 1.3cm – 1.8cm (queens 2cm) and have a larger body than honey bees with black and yellow stripes. Wasps do not swarm like honey bees tend to, honey bees are also more gentle natured and reluctant to sting. Wasps can sting repeatedly and rapidly! Wasps will feed on smaller insects, sugary drinks or food waste. Honey bees feed on nectar from flowers.
How To Identify If You Have A Wasp Nest
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What if I have more than one nest?
We charge £20.00 for each additional wasp nest located and treated on the same day as the initial call out.
Can I just treat a nest myself?
Sure! But we wouldn’t recommend it unless you know what you’re doing & have protective equipment.
How do you treat a nest?
We either use a powder applied through pressurised equipment or we can use a quick knock down liquid/aerosol treatment.
How long does a treatment take?
Treatments can vary depending on several factors, but on average a treatment will usually take between 15 – 30 minuets.
What if a treatment fails?
If on the rare occasion a treatment hasn’t been effective, then we return free of charge to carry out a second treatment.
Do I need to be there?
No, if we can carry out the treatment from the outside. Yes, if we will need access to a loft area for example.
Where Do We Cover?
Our service area is mostly Hampshire based, but we aren’t restricted, so can also offer cover in parts of Wiltshire & Berkshire.
Calls are usually responded to within 24 hours, but if we’re particularly busy then sometimes it may take us a little longer.
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We Do Not Treat Honey Bees Or Bumble Bees
No treatments for Honey Bees or Bumble Bees will be available from Bentley Environmental. Quite simply without Bees, we wouldn't be here! The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination by Bees and other pollinating insects.
Did You Know Bumblee nests can often be relocated if they are found to be in an accessible location. Visit The Bumblebee Conservation Trust for more details.
Honey Bees swarms can also often be collected by a local Bee Keeper who will remove them to one of their own hives! Visit The British Bee Keepers Association for more information.