Also covering Kingston, Twickenham, Staines and Windsor
Professional Wasp Control for Surrey
The need for wasp control is at its peak in late Summer, August-September time.
Wasps are the gardeners friend earlier in the year as they catch insect pests such as Aphids and Blackfly to feed the developing Larvae in their Nest. They also help with Pollination as they travel from plant-plant feeding on Nectar.
You’ll find they are most active during warm, dry weather. Wasps are sluggish when weather is cooler and most will remain inside the nest during rain.
They only live for one year and don’t return to the same nest. Young Queens hibernate before starting a new nest the following Spring.
Avoiding Wasp Stings
It is a natural reaction for many to flap hands and arms about when a Wasp buzzes around their head however this action increase the likelihood of being stung as the insect feels threatened. Calmly walking away is best if you can.
When eating in the garden, fruit and sweet foods will attract wasps by smell as you probably know, so keeping them covered is sensible and clean up spillages.
When a wasp stings, it doesn’t leave it’s stinger and venom sac behind as Bees do.
If a Bee stings, the venom sac is left outside the skin – don’t use Tweezers to pull it out as you might squeeze more venom in – Use your nail or a hard edge, like a credit card to carefully scrape along the skin.
Got Wasps Around but Can’t find a Wasps Nest?
The above is not uncommon – a nest could be out of sight, maybe in a tree somewhere or on another’s property.
We can provide non-toxic wasp funnel traps that attract wasps. You can hang or sit them where Wasps don’t cause so much of a problem, e.g. at the end of your garden, away from the patio. Please do let us know if of interest.
Treating a Wasps Nest
Wasp control services are commonly completed by pumping an insecticidal dust into the nest entrance where it spreads from insect to insect as they brush up against each other.
When they groom themselves they ingest the toxin. This process can take 1-3 days to kill off all wasps, depending upon size of nest.
If the entire nest is visible, perhaps in a roof void or outbuilding, we can take the entire structure away. Either way, large numbers of aggressive wasps, often numbering in the thousands, will defend the nest, stinging aggressively.
Unless you’ve had training and carry the appropriate protective equipment, we don’t recommend trying a wasps nest treatment yourself – it’s highly likely you’ll get stung, perhaps several times.
Vanguard personnel have had the correct training and are experienced at wasp control. We use equipment that allows us to reach gutter height from ground for many residential houses thus avoiding the use of ladders.
Why not call us for a no-obligation chat? – we’ll confirm a cost and arrange a visit at your convenience.