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         WASPS
DISTRIBUTION AND HABITS:
MULTIPLE QUEEN WASPS EMERGE FROM HIBERNATION AROUND EARLY APRIL UNTIL JUNE. THEY THEN SPEND SEVERAL DAYS SEARCHING FOR A SUITABLE NESTING SITE TO START THEIR COLONY. A NEST IS CONSTRUCTED FROM CHEWED BARK OR WOODEN BEAMS ETC. IMMEDIATE EGG LYING THEN COMMENCES.
WASPS USUALLY FINISH CONSTRUCTING NESTS IN SEPTEMBER. A NEST AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR MAY CONSIST OF SOME 10,000 PLUS ORDINARY WASPS AND HUNDREDS OF QUEENS.
PUMPING INSECTICIDE POWDER DUST DIRECTLY INTO THE NEST FROM WITHIN THE ATTIC/LOFT WILL USUALLY KILL THE NEST, ALL INHABITANTS AND THE MANY THOUSANDS OF RETURNING WASPS WITHIN 24 HOURS. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT AT THIS LATE STAGE OF THE YEAR A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF WASPS, ESPECIALLY THE QUEENS DO NOT RETURN TO THE NEST. THESE DESERTERS ARE ATTRACTED BY AND CAN BE FOUND SWARMING AROUND ATTIC, BEDROOM AND BATHROOM LIGHTS, ALSO NATURAL LIGHT FROM WINDOWS. THESE WASPS WILL NOT RETURN TO THE NEST AND CAN ONLY BE KILLED USING HOUSEHOLD FLY SPRAY
FINDING THE NEST:
THE NEST CAN BE LOCATED BY CARRYING OUT EITHER AN INTERNAL SURVEY OF THE ATTIC/LOFT OR BY A VISUAL SURVEY OF THE EXTERIOR OF THE PROPERTY. TO DISCOVER A SINGLE ENTRY HOLE, WHERE WASPS ARE GOING IN & OUT EVERY FEW SECONDS. THIS WILL INDICATE A NEST, WHICH ARE NORMALLY SIX TO TWELVE INCHES BEHIND THE ENTRANCE HOLE.
TREATMENT IF THE NEST IS FOUND:
THE NEST IS DESTROYED BY PUMPING AN INSECTICIDE DUST CONTAINING AN ACTIVE INGREDIENT CALLED “BENDIOCARB” INTO THE NEST DIRECTLY OR INTO WASP ENTRY HOLE/S ON OUTSIDE.
YOU SHOULD SHUT WINDOWS AND KEEP AWAY FROM THE AREA FOR 24 HOURS.
(MOST OF NEST WILL DIE OFF IN 20 MINUTES –1 HOUR)
IF THE NEST IS NOT FOUND:
DURING THE MONTHS OF APRIL, MAY, JUNE, THE WASPS THAT YOU ARE SEEING MAY SIMPLY BE MULTIPLE QUEENS IN SEARCH OF NEW NEST SITES. NO ACTUAL NEST MAY EXIST OR THE NEST IS IN SUCH AN EARLY STAGE THAT IT CANNOT BE SPOTTED.
THE ONLY TREATMENT THAT YOU CAN USE IS AN ORDINARY HOUSEHOLD FLY SPRAYS FOR QUEENS THAT GAIN ACCESS INTO PROPERTY. THESE MULTIPLE QUEENS WILL DISAPPEAR WITHIN A WEEK OR TWO. IF NO NEST IS DISCOVERED AT THE TIME OF OUR VISIT, AND AT A LATER DATE YOU DISCOVER ONE, WE WILL CALL OUT AND RE-SURVEY FOR A REDUCED CHARGE.

for more infomation on wasp control (see link below)

www.waspsnestremovals.co.uk

 

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