The Wasp

We can carry out effective wasp nest treatment/removal in Taunton and the surrounding areas of Somerset and Devon in a quick and professional way and at a very competitive price. We are fully trained in wasp nest removal and have been carrying out wasp nest treatments and removal in Taunton and the surrounding areas for over a decade. We have many satisfied customers who include Somerset County council, Taunton Deane borough council and many others.

Biology

Wasps only over-winter as Queens, at the beginning of spring they emerge from the place they have spent the winter and find a suitable place to build a nest. She starts by building a small nest of wood paper, which is a mixture of wood and saliva, this nest starts with about 12 hexagonal cells in which she lays an egg in each. She raises these eggs herself until they emerge as workers (Sterile females). Different wasps make nests in different places some in the ground while others prefer hedges.

These workers then take over the maintenance and expansion of the nest whilst the queen effectively becomes an egg factory, the colony then undergoes a rapid growth phase.

The peak of the nest comes in September, when there can be between five and ten thousand workers in a nest. At this time fertile males and females will be laid, as these hatch and mate the females will become next years queens whilst all the workers and males will die off over the weeks to come. During this stage when the workers have no purpose they become more aggressive. Old nests are never re-used.

Types of Wasp found in the UK

  • Vespula Vulgaris
  • Common Wasp
  • Vespula Germanica
  • German Wasp
  • Vespula Rufa
  • Red Wasp
  • Vespula Austriaca
  • Cuckoo Wasp
  • Dolichovespula Norwegica
  • Norwegian Wasp
  • Dolichovespula Sylvestris
  • Tree Wasp
  • Vespa Crabo
  • Hornet (Yes, the hornet is a wasp!)

Signs of Wasps

You will see wasps flying in and out of one particular place with a direct flight pattern to and from the entrance this maybe within a hedge, bank or under the house fascia. You may see a structure as in the photos and video above, or the pictures in our gallery. This will indicate you have a nest. If this is the case we can carry out wasp nest removal to kill the wasp nest.

If you see them flying around you chimney there is 99.9% chance that they are Honey Bees.

If the wasps are just all over a shrub, tree or hedge and they appear not to be entering in one place they will be feeding from the sap and no control can be offered.

Treatment

We would strongly suggest you do not treat the nest yourself, this is not a sales pitch. Treating some nests without a doubt can be carried out without any problem. BUT there is no telling how each nest can react and some wasps can be extremely aggressive. Certain people can be very susceptible to stings and it would not be an exaggeration to say this can be life threatening.

We are fully trained in wasp nest removal and have been carrying out wasp nest treatments and removal in Taunton and the surrounding areas for over a decade we have many satisfied customers who include Somerset County council, Taunton Deane borough council and many others.

We use only the latest tried, tested and approved pesticides.

The Safety of our Commercial customers and their environment are our number one priority.

We will explain fully any treatment we have carried out and any precautions you need to take, if you require more than one treatment you will be given a 24 hour telephone number, if in any way you are concerned you can call us. We are with you every step of the way.

Why Guardian Pest Control?

  • A Completely honest professional service
  • Fully Insured by Hiscox Insurance
  • Staff are DBS Police checked for your peace of mind
  • Backed by 30 years of experience in Pest Control
  • Fixed value for money prices
  • References of previous pest control services available