Wasps will stop at nothing to sting you even if you haven’t provoked them. Multiple stings can be dangerous for your life so never attempt to remove a wasp nest on your own.
As soon as you discover a wasp or hornet nest in your property, contact Panther Pest Control for professional help. We are experienced in providing safe wasp control in London. We use nature-friendly solutions to eradicate large colonies of vespine.
- Rely on us for emergency hornet or wasp treatments on the same day, evening, weekends and Bank holidays, anywhere in London.
- The technicians are certified and experienced in providing fast and lasting results.
- We can send a non-branded van to your property for completely discreet service.
- The wasps and hornets will be gone in just a single visit.
- All of the products we use for wasp eradication are safe and produced by UK based suppliers.
- Panther Pest Control provide 24-hour customer care service.
- Affordable price rates and great discounts when combining wasp nest removal with some of the other services such as bed bug treatment or cockroaches control.
How We Perform Our Hornet or Wasp Nest Removal?
- Whenever you’re threatened by a nest – be it dormant or active – you can solve the problem with a single phone call. All you need to do is tell us your address in London and choose what time would be most appropriate for a visit. Soon, a pest exterminator will be on his way to help you. He will carefully examine the nest and determine what would be the best wasp removal method. A wasp colony stands no chance against us.
- The pest controller will bring a ladder to reach the nest but it must not be higher than 15ft. If the nest is easily accessible the pest technician will immediately treat the infested area, if not, he will remove the nest as far as possible and then apply a powder. The powder attacks the nervous system of the wasps and thus kills them.
- The exterminator will give you wasp prevention instructions on how to avoid future infestations and how to kill wasps.
Facts About Wasps
A regular wasp nest can consist of roughly 3 000 to 5 000 wasps by late summer due to the high rate of reproductivity during the warm months.
Wasps never use the same nest twice, even though they tend to construct new ones in favourable nesting sites.
Wasps react to light and become more active when they’re exposed to it. Be careful not to shine a torch at a wasp nest, regardless if the nest is in your attic or outside.
Wasp nests don’t last long – in the United Kingdom, nests die off during autumn and winter.
One of the most common fears of insects is Spheksophobia (fear of wasps). Statistics shows that almost 10% of people worldwide suffer from it.
Wasp larvae feed on meat (other insect larvae).
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Wasp Pest Species In The UK
- Class: Insecta
- Superorder: Hymenopterida
- Order: Hymenoptera
- Suborder: Apocrita
Common UK Wasp Species:
>> German wasps (Vespula germanica)
>> Red wasps (Polistes carolina)
>> European hornets (Vespa crabro)
>> European Paper Wasp ( Polistes dominula)
>> Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)
There are more than 100, 000 species of wasps, most of which are parasitic. They are easily recognisable because of their distinct appearance. Their colour pattern is their trademark. Their bodies lack the distinct fluffy hairs that bees have. Instead, they’re covered in bright yellow and shiny black stripes. For this reason, they’re called “yellow jackets”. They’re also equipped with a stinger, two pairs of wings and talons.
Behaviour And Lifestyle
Generally, most wasps are social species. They build large colonies in nests which makes them strong in numbers. They’re more aggressive than bees and will attack when feeling irritated.
Why Do Wasps Come In The House?
There are a few reasons for wasps to come into your house uninvited. They might be returning to their colony, looking for a proper place or they might be building one. Wasps tend to be disoriented in the end of the summer and the queen lays her eggs. During this time, the hormone which keeps the colony together is no longer produced leaving the wasps wandering in search for sweet foods.
Solitary female wasps build their nests in order to care for their own offspring. There are cases in which solitary species individuals have been seen in communal nests, and yet, each adult cares for their own offspring. They don’t accept the social order of colonies.
Adult solitary individuals spend most of their lives in building nests and foraging for food.
What Do Wasps Eat?
Their menu consists mainly of other adult insects (including other Hymenoptera) or their larvae. Some solitary wasps are omnivorous and feed on fruit, nectar, carrion. When it comes to “meat”, this species is known to hunt arachnids.
Are Wasps Harmful To Humans?
Wasps, solitary or social, have a very painful sting. They’re more aggressive than bees and will attack you. Unlike bees, wasps and hornets don’t die after stinging people. If you’re attacked by wasps outside and decide to run, make sure it’s fast and it’s far, as yellowjackets will surely chase you for yards.
They’re even more dangerous when they’ve moved into your property, as you won’t be able to run that easily.
Wasp stings cause a throbbing pain around the area where the poison has entered your body, but they’re not fatal. There are three physical reactions to wasp poison – normal, localised and anaphylactic. The most dangerous of all three is the anaphylactic shock. It usually has distinct symptoms like:
- Feeling restless and anxious, having a rapid pulse
- Dizziness, rapid blood pressure drop
- Appearance of hives (swollen pale red bumps on the skin) beyond the area of the stinging
- Quick swelling of the face, throat, mouth
- Wheezing (breathing with a whistling sound in the chest) and difficulty swallowing
- Closing of the throat and airways
When not taken care of on time, anaphylaxis may lead to death.
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