WORRIED BY WASPS
Wasps are seasonal pests, emerging in Spring until the cold months, when the Queen hibernates and the workers die off.
They become a pest after making a nest in our roof spaces, cavity walls or nearby trees.
Wasps will sting without provocation. Stings can be painful but aren’t dangerous unless you are in the 1% of the uk population that has an allergic reaction to the sting. In which case, urgent medical attention must be sought.
DEALING WITH WASPS
Many people are under the impression that the council will remove wasp nests free of charge. This isn’t the case. It is important you do not attempt to remove the nest yourself. Nest removal is a very hazardous procedure and you need to call the experts, who are fully equipped for the job with specialist clothing and tools.
If you start to notice a lot of wasps in or outside your property it is likely you have a nest nearby. Shut your windows and call Crest.
HOW TO IDENTIFY
There are 30,000 species of wasp. Although they come in virtually every colour imaginable, we are most familiar with those wrapped in bright yellow bands. They are distinguishable from Bees by their pointed tail end and narrowed waist. Wasps have kidney shaped eyes and two pairs of wings.