Found a Wasp’s Nest on Your Property?

Here’s What to Do Next

Wasps are a familiar but unwelcome sight here in the UK; disrupting summer barbecues, trying to land in our drinks and causing fear of a dreaded sting. One wasp is a nuisance, but a wasp’s nest can be a far more serious problem. You don’t have to be allergic to wasp stings to be alarmed by the sight of a nest and a swarm of wasps can still cause serious harm to someone without an allergy.

Wasps are also prone to eating plaster, which can cause severe structural damage to your property. It’s always best to address the problem of a wasp’s nest sooner rather than later, so if you’ve found a nest on your property, here’s what to do next.

Signs a wasp’s nest is present

Wasps tend to build their nests in trees, or in a quiet corner of an attic, garage or shed. They may also build a nest on the edge of a roof, or in some extreme cases, inside the wall cavity itself. The first telltale sign of a nest will be a high volume of wasps in your home or garden.

You may also be able to see the nest itself; it will be brown/grey in colour and have a distinctive papery appearance. Nests can vary in size, from a small golf ball shape up to the size of a large football. If a nest is present in the walls, it’s likely that you’ll notice bubbling in the walls or ceilings, or a steady stream of wasps flying into your home.

Should I remove a wasp’s nest myself?

NO. Never attempt to remove a nest yourself, it simply isn’t safe and you could end up injuring yourself or causing more damage to your property. If you do spot a nest, remove yourself and any other residents or pets from the area. Don’t touch or go near the nest again and call a professional pest company as soon as possible.

Call the experts

Waps are a type of pest that require expert handling, so always call the professionals to remove a wasp’s nest on your behalf. A professional company will have licensed technicians who can safely remove the nest with minimal damage to your property, plus they have personal protective equipment to protect them from wasp stings.

If you need professional wasp’s nest removal in Yorkshire or the North West, get in touch with the experts at Copley Pest Solutions. Our licensed technicians are highly experienced and have the right personal protective equipment to do the job safely and efficiently. We can safely remove a nest from your property to prevent further damage occurring, so give us a call today or contact us online for a free wasp removal quote.

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