Professional Wasp Pest Control Services
Wasps, despite their reputation, are a crucial part of the UK’s ecosystem. They hunt other insects such as spiders and flies to feed their young, controlling populations in the process, and helping pollinate plants in their search for nectar to feed themselves.
That being said, you’ll probably feel different if you’ve found a nest in your loft or on the side of your house, as these environmentally important apex predators can also be a nuisance and pack a painful sting.
The most common species of wasp you’ll encounter, and the ones that tend to require pest control and wasp nest removal services, are black and yellow social wasps; primarily the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) and the German wasp (Vespula germanica). The UK is home to more than 7,000 species of wasp, but many are solitary and don’t often make a nuisance of themselves, although their prey might feel differently.
Identifying Wasp Infestations
If you’re reading this page, chances are you think you have a wasp infestation, but how can you be sure? Handily, wasps are rarely subtle about where they make their homes and there are a number of telltale signs.
- Increased wasp activity
- Unusually aggressive behaviour toward humans
- Buzzing sounds around your home or in your walls, ceilings or flooring
Wasps make their nests using what is essentially homemade paper. They chew and process wood, spitting it back out to form intricate nest structures. These are usually greyish brown in colour and take a rounded or conical shape.
More often than not, you’ll find wasps nests in areas such as the eaves of your house, your loft, underground in loose soil, behind airbricks, in wall or floor cavities and inside garden sheds or in trees.
During wasp infestations, you’ll likely hear a distinct buzzing sound as they move around. In addition, if wasps are making a nest within your home, you will hear them coming and going throughout the day.
Wasp nests can contain, on average, up to 6,000 wasps at the height of summer. With such a large number coming and going daily, you’re bound to notice them. Furthermore, wasps leave their nest multiple times during the day, looking for food and nesting materials to return to their hive.
The most obvious sign of a wasp infestation is finding a nest. Wasp nests are very distinctive and have a paper-like appearance, and are typically grey or dull brown.
During the summer months, wasps cause many disturbances. As a result of an infestation, you’ll no longer be able to enjoy your garden in peace and relax in your home.
Risks Associated with Wasps
Unfortunately, wasps can be more than just a nuisance species. If they feel threatened, wasps don’t hesitate to make use of their stings, which, unlike bees’, are entirely reusable. For most, these stings are little more than just that; a sting. However, some people, and some pets, are allergic to wasp stings, and a jab from their self-defence mechanism can be potentially fatal if not treated quickly.
In people or pets with allergies, the stings can lead to anaphylaxis and death. The symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives and itching around the sting, abdominal cramping, vomiting, diarrhoea, chest tightness and difficulty breathing.
If a wasp nest is threatened, the colony can pose a hazard even for those without allergies, as they swarm and sting whatever they deem a threat. Wasps also carry bacteria that they gather in their search for food, transmitting them each time they land on a surface or your skin.
Pest control for wasps’ nests is the only sensible and safe recourse if you spot a nest on your property.
Why PestMax is the Perfect Choice?
When it comes to pest control for wasps’ nests, there’s no better choice than PestMax. We offer effective, expert solutions to wasp infestations with our experienced teams using state-of-the-art equipment. We can help identify and eliminate your wasp problem, keeping your family and pets safe.
Whether your property is residential or commercial, we can make use of our environmentally friendly solutions to tackle infestations, all while delivering our renowned five-star level of customer service, including comprehensive aftercare.
All technicians are trained to RSPA Level 2 in Pest Management, and our team always ensures professional and effective solutions that guarantee results.
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We offer emergency pest control and can reach you the same day you call us, understanding your problem quickly and applying the best methods.
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We have great knowledge of the local areas of Redditch and Worcester and understand the varied types of pests and how to identify them and exterminate them with tailored solutions for each customer.
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We use the latest technology and control measures with our pest control services, enabling us to tackle infestations big and small.
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Our team excels in pest control and is always customer focused, helping us earn 5-star ratings in customer satisfaction.
The job was completed very quickly which was of the utmost importance due to the biohazards found. I cannot recommend PestMax highly enough and out of the other two businesses I contacted claiming to be professional and responsive, Im still waiting for them to get back to me after three weeks! I realise that they were possibly not equipped for the job, whereas Dan and his experience in this kind of situation was the perfect guy.
Kieron came out to us today, he was very helpful and polite, he was on time and very professional. The service received was great
Fantastic work from Dan. Speedy quote and work completed quickly and efficiently. Great communication. Would recommend to all.
Dan came out the day that I called and dealt with the wasp’s nest quickly and professionally. So far we’ve seen no more wasps so I think he solved the problem! Would definitely recommend.
Called Dan who was great on the phone and came a day later to sort the problem. He is fantastic to deal with, explained what he was doing and why, and even cleared up as much of the dead wasps as he could. Great service, and would recommend to anyone who has a problem with wasps! Thank you
Polite & professional guys who got on and did the job required. I would definately use them again and would highly recommend them.
Dan got rid of a problematic wasp nest. Was super responsive, gave an overview about them and was done within 30 minutes. Great service and the best value out there
Can not recommend pestmax more! We had a very persistent ants nest in our bathroom, we called dan out when we first noticed them. Dan arrived on time and had the upmost professionalism whilst being friendly, Dan quickly located where the nest was and advised the best treatment plan as we have an under 5 in the house. Dan was more than happy to come back to lay more bait down when needed and was easy to reach with any questions we had. I am pleased to say the ants are no more thanks to pestmax! Considering the amount of time spent and product used for this we found the pricing to be very reasonable too which helps with the way of current affairs at the moment.
I had a problem with lots of maggots, which were coming into the house. I had tried everything, but they just kept coming back. I rung Dan and within 10 minutes he came round. The problem was linked to a wasp nest, which Dan explained in detail and he rectified the issue within an hour and a half. Dan literally is a star. He was friendly whilst remaining professional. He explained everything and discussed costs The whole matter has made me feel at ease in my own home. Would definitely recommend this company and would use again.
Submitted a couple of requests for quotes via Checkatrade to have a wasps nest treated. Dan from Pestmax replied by text within minutes. I called him and agreed the price, which was very reasonable and considerably less than anyone else who replied. He came out that afternoon, on time and sorted it out. I’ll definitely recommend him and use him again should the need arise. Cheers mate - good job
Just the most helpful kind people which I can’t thank enough highly recommend
We had A rat in our garden. Dan was soon out as I am petrified of them. He put poison down in a proper rat box and made sure everything was safe for our dogs. A week later came back to see if there was any progress. Sachets of poison had been taken back to the burrow. He put my mind at ease to tell me that with the amount taken any rats would be well gone. He took the remaining poison and box away for peace of mind with the dogs. A lovely, friendly and reassuring man. I wouldn’t hesitate to use again thoroughly recommend. Thanks Dan.
Dan was really helpful and friendly. Explained exactly what needed to be done, was efficient professional and the service was a reasonable price. I’m glad to say the wasps are gone!
Excellent response and service would highly recommend. Visited same day. Helped advise us of the best and safest course of action, wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. Thank you
Our Wasp Pest Control Process
You may not know what to expect when you book our pest control services, but at PestMax, we strive to make the process as simple as possible.
Book a treatment
If you suspect you need pest control for wasps, just pick up the phone and dial 01527 918 413. You’ll connect with one of our expert, local technicians who’ll talk through your problem with you, gathering any information they need. They’ll then book a visit at a date and time that suits you depending on the urgency of your issue.
Your PestMax Visit(s)
Armed with all the information they need about your infestation your technician will then visit your premises to conduct your treatment. We will always strive to solve your infestation in as few visits as possible, but more than one visit may be necessary to handle your problem.
After your visit, your technician will issue you a report outlining all the actions that have been taken to tackle your wasp problem, as well as tailored advice on how to prevent them from returning in the future. If, after this point, you ever need further support or information, just reach out, we’re just a phone call away.
Our Other Pest Control Services
As well as pest control for wasps, we also offer other services to tackle a variety of problem visitors, including:
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Our expert team goes above and beyond to eradicate any pest problem you suffer from. Our highly skilled technicians are ready to deliver a fast and effective pest control service to ensure your pest infestation is eradicated.