Wasps are known to sting even when they are not provoked. A sting can be extremely painful especially when you have an allergic reaction. Wasp nest removal is therefore required when you notice a level of activity of wasps in and around your property in order to reduce the risk of being stung.
When dealing with wasp nest treatment/removal it is vital you do not attempt this yourself. Wasp nest treatment/removal can be extremely dangerous, multiple stings can lead to a hospital visit and in rare cases where wasps have stung inside the mouth or other sensitive areas even death.
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Types of wasp
Common & German wasp
If you’ve ever been stung by a wasp, the culprit was probably a member of one of these species – they are the most commonly found across the entirety of the UK. They build their nests in spaces indoors with easy access to the outside, with lofts and wall cavities particular favourites. They can usually be identified by looking at their thoracic regions, and have a fairly regimented lifecycle with practically the entire nest dying in the winter months – only a few young queens will survive to restart the colony in the spring.
Detection of nest
Wasp nests, unlike bee nests, often go unnoticed until they have reached a decent size. Because wasps do not swarm around the nest in the way that bees do, it may only be an increased wasp presence in your home or garden that alerts you to the existence of the nest.
If you suspect you have a nest, try and work out where the wasps are coming from. The edges of roof boards can rot away and provide entrances for them, leading to nests being created in lofts, while the holes created to allow phone and cable lines into the house can lead to the creation of nests in wall cavities. Monitor the flight paths of returning wasps and you should be able to work out roughly where a nest is likely to be.
Wasp lifecycle and behaviour
The behaviour of a wasp usually depends on where it is in its lifecycle, which can be roughly divided into four sections.
This takes place from around the end of September to the end of the following April and is the period in which large numbers of wasps die from starvation (not the low temperatures). Only a few queens will survive this period to establish new colonies. If the queen has been sheltering inside a house, her reappearance can prompt homeowners to call in exterminators, thinking there’s a nest in their home. This is unlikely to be the case, though.
This takes place from the end of April to around the end of May. This is when the queen feeds herself and begins building her nest in which she lays her first eggs.
3 Colony growth
This takes place from the end of May to the end of November and sees the nest increase in size as the first drones are hatched to begin work.
This takes place throughout the summer and early autumn and involves the sexual progeny of the queen (normal males and the females she has turned into queens) mating to ensure the colony survives the winter. At this point, the grubs within the nest that worker wasps have been surviving on start dying, forcing them to find alternative sustenance, which is when they become a more visible nuisance to humans trying to eat outside. This is the point at which exterminators will normally be contacted.