Being stung by a wasp, bee or hornet is not only a painful experience, but can be a life threatening for people with allergies. Limit the risk today, take precautions when outdoors and make sure all beehives and wasp nests are properly taken care of. And because knowing how to properly get rid of bees, wasps and hornets is crucial to avoid risks of stings, it’s always a better idea to call a pest control professional.
The most annoying species of stinging insects are the vespid wasps – paper wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. The paper wasps have long legs. The yellow jackets have black antennae and shorter legs in comparison to the paper wasps. The hornets have white markings on their head and thorax.
The Most Common Signs of Wasp Invasion
Paper wasps build open and exposed nests that look like an upside-down umbrella. Their nests can get quite large late in the season. If you approach the nest and the adult wasps sense any danger, you will get a sting.
Yellow jackets build nests surrounded by a papery covering and can be usually found inside walls or holes in the ground. When disturbed, they can be quite aggressive and will attack in large numbers.
Bald faced hornets build their nests covered in a papery shell – in natural cavities in tree stumps or in tight spaces within walls.
Delicate Wasp Treatment and Removal of Their Nests
The most effective way to get rid of wasps and hornets is to eliminate their nests. The usual sites for wasp nests are under the eaves of the roof, in attics, behind shutters or in wall voids. Getting the nest away is a dangerous and delicate task that requires proper tools and techniques. It’s really not advisable to try this on your own.
In most of the cases we need just one visit that starts with inspection of the species, treatment of all nests to carefully eliminate the wasps and then safe removal of the nest away from your home. We also do our best to modify the area around your property to ensure there are no suitable areas for new wasp nests in the future. We cover all postcodes in and around Chester.