As June arrives and temperatures (hopefully) soar, the summer sun also sees the return of a well known seasonal pest - the wasp.
The summer, particularly from June to August, is the peak season for wasp activity. We provide a proficient wasp control service for any client who unfortunately finds themselves the not-so-proud owner of a highly irritating and dangerous wasp nest. When we attend a call out to a wasp nest we first confirm the identity of the insect. Some species of bees closely resemble wasps so we must ensure that it is definitely a wasp problem as bee nests are protected and cannot be eradicated. Once we have confirmed the species, we assess the location of the nest and carry out a risk assessment. Thereafter, we take the appropriate measures to safeguard our clients during the removal process.
Why should you get a wasp nest removed?
If you have experienced a wasp infestation near your home or work place you will already know the answer to this question. Not only are wasps highly irritating creatures, they are also aggressive and for certain people they can be extremely dangerous. Whilst wasp stings are often uncomfortable and most people do recover quickly, a percentage of the population are allergic to the venom that is released during a sting. Those who are allergic may experience severe pain and irritation at the site of the sting as well as redness, swelling and nausea. The most severe allergic reactions to wasp stings are referred to as anaphylaxis which could develop in to anaphylactic shock. This is a medical emergency which requires immediate treatment.
Wasps are attracted to food and drink items and they have a particular sweet tooth! To reduce the risk of attracting wasps into your garden clear away any food items after picnics and ensure your bins and compost heaps are securely covered. If you do find a wasp nest please get in touch and we will be happy to assist.
Stay safe and sting free - enjoy the sun!