Professional wasp and hornet control for Henley
Total control of wasps and hornets throughout Henley on Thames and the surrounding area
We have noticed wasps flying in under the roof tiles and we can hear a scratching noise, do we have wasps?
Wasps and hornets are a summertime problem all over Henley, the Queen hibernates and will emerge in the spring seeking a suitable place to build her nest. There are three species of wasp that we mainly deal with: the common wasp and the European wasp along with a new arrival from the continent the Saxon wasp.
All these wasps have slightly different characteristics and the European Wasp or German wasp as it is sometimes called along with the Saxon wasp tends to nest in the branches of shrubs, hedges and outside of the structure of a property.
The common wasps will be found in lofts and in buildings like sheds and garages; these build a cream coloured nest.
This makes them more aggressive and can pose a threat to gardeners and tree surgeons as its common for these people to encounter a wasp nest when trimming and cutting back.
All wasps need to be treated with respect; most people react badly to a wasp sting and some people may suffer anaphylactic shock when stung. This is a dangerous and life threatening condition and so for that reason we advise that wasp treatments are carried out by professionals with access to the correct level of PPE.
We have recently discovered a hornets nest in the garden should we be worried?
Hornets are very similar to wasps in many ways in that they follow the same lifecycle, hornets are around twice the size of wasps and they pack a real punch as they carry three times as much venom which includes an additional chemical to that of wasps. This chemical reacts with our pain receptors meaning that a hornet sting will be really painful.
We have the European hornet here in the UK and this is native to our shores and poses very little risk, hornets are not as aggressive as wasps and will only sting if you approach the nest. If in doubt we will treat hornets as no-one wants to get stung and you may have children playing in the garden.
Another species of hornet which we are all on the lookout for is the Asian hornet; this is a dangerous insect as they will have multiple Queens living together and so their colonies are larger and these have become a major problem across France and Belgium where they have led to a number of deaths.
The Asian hornet also targets honey bee’s – they feed their larvae almost exclusively on honey bee’s, taking them on the wing and killing four or five bee’s a minute. The Asian hornet will also attack in the autumn robbing the bee’s of their vital honey stores meaning the destruction of the honey bee colony.
Wasp treatments from Henley Pest Control – 7 days a week
We deal with wasps and hornet in Henley seven days a week, in late summer wasps become a real menace and they prevent people from enjoying their gardens and so we offer this service.
All our wasp and hornet treatments are backed with a 100% guarantee – our customers are our priority.