Apex Pest Control, a company based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, is happy to announce they can provide wasp control services in Yorkshire. They want to point out that wasp queens usually start to build their nests during early spring and the temperatures go higher into the summer months, the wasp nests will grow significantly. However, it should be noted that wasps, just like bees, are useful insects for the environment, because they serve as pollinators and help in the dispersal of seeds and many other beneficial functions such as controlling populations of arthropods like caterpillars and aphids that can destroy crops. That is why it is important to hire a professional when attempting to solve a wasp problem, usually through wasp nest treatment.
The wasp nest is typically made up of a single queen wasp and up to 5,000 worker wasps who tenad to be very protective of their queen and their nest. The best time to deal with a was nest is in spring. Tony Johnson of Apex Pest Control says, “In the United Kingdom, wasp season typically begins in April and subsides in September. A wasp colony is primarily active during the summer months between June and August.”
Unfortunately, wasps can be aggressive when protecting their nest and queen. The wasp sting contains various chemicals that cause localised pain and also an allergic reaction in sensitive people. Also, unlike bees that can sting only once, wasps can sting repeatedly.
Tony Johnson adds, “Most of the nests house around 800 - 1000 wasps. Red wasp, also populating the UK rural areas, are the wasps that build some of the biggest nests. A red wasp nest usually contains 3000 - 5000 wasps. Meanwhile, German wasps are very similar in appearance to the common wasp, but they have three black dots on their face. They are also slightly larger than common wasps and can grow up to 2 cm in length. German wasps are known to be more aggressive than common wasps and can sting repeatedly.”
Wasp nests are usually found in roof spaces, bird boxes, wall cavities, and garden sheds or garages. It is important to note that if there are any live wasps that can be seen near a nest, it is highly likely for that nest to be active. For those who are unsure if a particular nest is active they can request for help from one of the qualified British pest control association professionals at Apex Pest Control to safely find out the extent of the infestation and develop a plan to eliminate the wasp problem. Various control methods for wasp nests can be applied, such as traps, sprays, and nest removal. Natural wasp repellents may be used. Wasp traps can also be used. It is also possible to carefully remove the wasp nest with a long stick and a plastic bag while wearing protective clothing, and then disposing of the plastic bag containing the nest properly.
When dealing with wasp nests, it is important to take safety measures and precautions. Wasp nests can pose a number of dangers. Disturbing a wasp nest without taking the appropriate precautions can result into defensive attacks by the wasps, resulting into a large number of stings because a single wasp can still several times. That is why it is a good idea to be proactive and prevent a wasp infestation by avoiding those things that attract them, such as food and shelter. Possible entry points in the home should be sealed and sugary foods and drinks should be covered when eating outside.
Established in 2016 by Tony Johnson, Apex Pest Control is a family operated business providing pest control services across Sheffield, Barnsley, and Rotherham. Tony Johnson has over 30 years of personal experience in pest control, having trained with The British Pest Control Association and The Royal Society of Health. The company is a member of the National Pest Control Association, The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, and British Mole Catchers Register. The company has domestic homeowner clients, agricultural and forestry clients, and commercial business clients.
Those who are interested in the pest control services offered by Apex Pest Control can check out their website or contact them on the phone or by email.
We deal with pest for domestic homeowners and commercial business. As a professional pest control service, we deal with local health and environment pests. With the increase of mice, wasp and rats we take care to remove these nuisance pests quickly.
54 Baxter Dr, Sheffield, S6 1GH
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