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Wasp Control

What Is a Wasp Infestation?

There are thousands of different types of wasp species in the UK. A huge percentage of wasps are non-stinging, solitary wasps - they may look terrifying, but in reality, they only look like their scary cousins so that they don't get eaten by predators. 

The wasp species that we have to worry about, and that are classed as pests, are a small subsection of the species called 'social' wasps - although 'social' wasps, can become anything but social when they come into contact with humans at a BBQ or in a hot beer garden. 

The wasps we need to protect you from are the Common wasp, the German wasp, the Saxon wasp, and the Median wasp. The reason these wasps are a problem is that they are social by nature, which means they live in huge colonies that are permanently hungry and can become very aggressive if disturbed or annoyed - which of course means that the presence of a wasp can make individuals uneasy, particularly to those who may experience an allergic reaction, or that have children or pets. 

What Happens If You Do Not Seek Professional Help For Your Pest Problem? 

As we all know, wasps can pack a seriously painful sting. What most people don't realise is that when one wasp stings, it sends out a pheromone, a chemical smell message, to signal the rest of the colony to attack -  so if you are unfortunate enough to be stung, and the nest is nearby, be assured that lots of her nestmates (yes it's only the female wasps that sting) will be coming to back her up!

Commonly known wasp activity includes that they love to live in wall cavities and roof spaces; and as the nest grows, the workers will remove insulation and other parts of your home to accommodate the ever-growing colony.


DIY products will sometimes work on smaller nests, but only if you can get the product to the correct part of the nest, and, if you can get the product to the nest without getting stung!, and always remember that the closer you are to the nest, the faster wasps will be able to attack you.

Old nests can also become potential food and nesting materials for other pests such as mice, tree bumblebees, rats, and squirrels. Due to them foraging for food in dustbins and from dead animals, wasps can also potentially transmit diseases and germs.

Why Choose The Pest Interceptors To Deal With Your Wasp Problem?
  • Our wasp control treatment is second to none - so much so, that we offer a guarantee that if the colony is still active 7 days after treatment we will come back and treat again for free! 99% of wasp nests treated are completely killed off within 24 hours - last year we only had 2 callbacks out of thousands of treated nests!

  • Should you see that wasps are entering and exiting a hole in your property, we ask that you do not attempt to block the entry point yourself - not only is it utterly pointless, but it can also have an adverse effect on your property and making wasp nest removal via professional pest control much more difficult. Should the wasps be unable to chew through whatever material it is you have used to block the hole, they will begin to chew anything soft in order to escape - usually, bedroom ceilings made of plasterboard. You would be amazed how many of our customers are woken up in the night by the buzzing of thousands of angry and confused wasps!

  • If you do see wasps going in and out of a hole in a property, home or business, please contact pest control professionals right away to remove the wasp infestation. The longer an infestation is left, the more wasps there will be! The more wasps ultimately mean the nest will be harder to treat and individuals surrounding the property have more chance of being stung. 

  • Most importantly, when a nest is allowed to grow alarmingly big, the new queens will leave the old nest and go into a period of hibernation until next spring - ultimately meaning you will have more queens and more nests nearby the next year! Deployment of the Pest Interceptors provides affordable service, ensuring you that you will have peace of mind upon receiving your wasp nest treatment.