Wasp nest removal service in Woodley, local family business
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Have you recently discovered a wasp nest at your home in Woodley? Do you want a professional, local family run pest control business who will give you a guarantee on the wasp treatment and get someone out to you today?
If you do then look no further as we are a family-based company consisting of a husband and wife, son and future son-in-law team and we are all fully trained pest control professionals. Here at Henley Pest Control we deal with all types of pests and during the summer it’s the wasps and hornets that keep us busy right across the region especially in places like Woodley.
We understand the feeling of dread that surrounds the discovery of a wasp nest at your home and we provide a same day service, seven days a week for dealing with these pest problems. We use powerful pesticides to kill off the wasps or hornets and the period from treatment to full eradication is just a matter of hours, wherever possible we will treat and remove the nest at the same time.
Across the UK there are eight different species of nest building wasp and hornet that create the problem when they build inside our homes and gardens, a good size wasp colony can contain several thousand workers all of which can deliver a painful sting. As the numbers of workers rise the greater the chance of getting stung so we always recommend that you deal with a wasp nest rather than leaving it and hoping for the best.
Wasp and Hornet control in Woodley
Our approach to a wasp nest treatment is unique to other pest control companies, for one we guarantee all our treatments; if the nest activity continues we will come out and retreat it immediately, we also look around your property for other nests that may have gone unnoticed. We’ll treat these within the same price and cover their treatments with our 100% satisfaction guarantee – we don’t charge any extra for additional wasp nests.
Each wasp or hornet nest begins from scratch with a single Queen wasp, she will come out of hibernation in the early spring and build a new colony; the better the site and the earlier in the spring that she starts means that some wasp nests are bigger than others. The workers from the dominant colony not only take the available insect prey from the area, but they will also attack and eat any other wasps from smaller colonies living close by; when that large wasp nest is destroyed it allows the smaller, weaker colonies to flourish and you’ll soon notice more wasps.
Same Day Wasp and Hornet Control in Woodley
Wasps and hornets deliver a painful sting and they cause an allergic reaction in all of us, this varies from person to person and this ranges from a small area reaction – a typical small red painful lump on the site of the skin to a large area reaction where the entire affected area swells up. A large area reaction can be dangerous if the site is somewhere like the neck, face or inside the mouth, finally, some people can react dangerously to the insect’s venom and go into anaphylactic shock.
Immediate first aid for wasp and hornet stings is essential, along with the different reactions, bacteria from the surface of the insects stinger can be injected into the skin so always clean the site with antiseptic – click this link to find out the symptoms and treatment for a wasp sting.
What do wasps eat?
Wasps are insectivores and so they eat insects in the main; the wasp venom is used to paralyse insect prey like caterpillars, spiders and flies which they will take back to their nest; you can often see wasps carrying insects. The wasp that you see flying around is a worker and these don’t actually eat the insects as they haven’t got teeth, just a pair of razor-sharp mandibles to mince up the insects. They feed the insect remains to the growing larvae inside the nest and it’s these larvae that feed the worker wasps by secreting a sweet solution. Ever wondered why wasps like drinking fizzy drinks? It’s the sugar that they like, and wasps will also visit nectar rich flowers for a quick ‘hit’.
Why do wasps sting us?
Wasps sting us as a defense mechanism, the venom is used for paralyzing its prey, as the wasp only contains 15mg of venom it will only deliver a small amount and wasps can sting repeatedly. You’ll get stung because the wasp is defending itself ie: it’s become trapped in clothing or its defending its nest, a common event is gardeners hedge trimming and cutting through a nest.
Can wasps bite?
Wasps are equipped with sharp mandibles they will deliver a painful bite usually when trapped in hair.
Do wasps re-use old wasp nests?
Every wasp nest is built from scratch, the Queen wasp builds each nest starting with a solitary thick pillar called a petiole from which the first larval cell is suspended, she builds a ring of additional cells around this and so each cell will take on the characteristic hexagonal shape. Some wasps surround the cells with a paper sheath which can be coloured grey or cream; this outer sheath is used to help regulate temperature inside the nest. With hot weather more vents are made, and workers will stand in the openings and use their wings to fan fresh cooler air through the nest. If the weather suddenly turns cold, then they will close the openings encasing the inner area retaining the heat.
Why are wasps coloured yellow and black?
In nature yellow and black are warning signals to other animals that this creature is dangerous, if you watch you’ll see that birds avoid wasps and hornets, the only animal that seems to ignore the warnings signs are dogs – and well, that’s dogs for you. As the yellow and black are natures warning pattern some species of harmless bee known as a masonry bee camouflage themselves to look like wasps. These bee’s don’t actually carry a stinger as they have lost the need for this; masonry bee’s don’t build a colony but live as individually in places like well drained sandy soils and sometimes digging into old crumbly mortar joints on walls. We have a link to a website that shows the differences between wasps, bees, hornets and hoverflies –