Wasps and wasp nest control in London
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I have wasps in my house!
Wasps are usually a problem in the summer months in London and can often be seen in around the windows of the house and also coming in and out of the guttering area on the roof as their nests are usually located in the attic or loft area. Environ pest control will guarantee the removal of all wasps nests and wasp swarms in London. Call us now for an emergency same day response if you are based in London.
Wasps can be a nuisance in London but are not responsible for the spread of disease. Whilst they are generally disliked because of their sting, this will only be used by most species when the wasp is aroused or frightened. There is also the danger of anaphylactic shock from wasp’s stings so caution is always advised when confronted by a wasps nest. Wasps are known to cause serious damage to ripened fruit and are generally a nuisance when attracted to sweet smelling foods. The benefits from wasps are not, however, so widely appreciated for in the spring and early summer wasp grubs are fed on by other insect pests.
Why have I got wasps?
Wasps are probably the most familiar and generally disliked of all British insects, their bodies bear the characteristic black and yellow wasp-nest bands and they have a narrow waist in the middle of the body. The worker is 10-15mm in length and the queen is usually 20mm in length, both have two pairs of wings which lock together. Only females have the ability to sting, which is near the tip of the abdomen. Several species of wasp exist in the UK but most abundant are the Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) and German wasp, also known as the European wasp (Vespula germanica).
Both these species nest underground or in the cavities of trees, walls and other parts of buildings.
The queen emerges from the nest in the autumn and after mating selects a suitable site for hibernation. Late in the following spring hibernation comes to an end and the surviving queens select a nest site. The nest is usually located in the ground or in roof cavities and is built from wood pulp which is moulded into the outer shell of the nest and contains many internal chambers. The queen lays an egg into each of the chambers and these hatch into larvae which are fed by the queen on dead insects. When fully grown the larvae pupate and from the pupae sterile workers emerge. These workers assist in rearing new larvae and the new queens.
Contact Us Now Wasps nest fumigation and dry powder application of the wasps nest
Towards the end of the summer the queen lays a number of eggs which produce male wasps and these mate with the new queens. As the weather becomes colder in late autumn, all the wasps die except the new queens which fly away to find sites for hibernation. The old nests are not re-used the following year.
We implement the following:
- Wasp control in the London area on the same day
- Wasp nest removal from garden sheds, attic spaces and loft areas
- Bee removal and relocation in around the London area
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Please browse our website to learn more about our services and the pests that we confront on a daily basis. If you are unsure of the service you require, please call us on 020 7384 4501, and we’d be happy to talk through any pest control issues and recommend a course of action.
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As you’d expect from the London pest control experts, our services include control of rats, bedbugs, mice, cockroaches, squirrels, moths, foxes, pigeons, ants, wasps, fleas, moles, rabbits, flies and deer!
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