It is common to see a wasp during the summer. A single wasp in your home or garden is harmless unless, of course, you agitate it! However, when wasps nest in your roof or garden, it can be distressing for you and your family. You should never try and disturb or treat a wasp’s nest by yourself because once the wasp feels threatened, it may retaliate and sting you, which can be extremely painful. If you identify a wasp in your home or business, seek professional wasp removal services. Our friendly technicians have the skills and experience to remove wasps nests rapidly and effectively. Once our technicians have treated the nest, it will take a maximum of four hours to eradicate. If you identify any further activity after the treatment, we will revisit your property free of charge to complete an additional treatment. If you think you spot a wasps nest in your home or business, give us a call today for your free telephone consultation. 

There are some familiar places which wasps may nest, including roof spaces, soil banks, wall cavities, garden sheds, fascia/ soffit boards and air-bricks. Wasps nests in ceiling spaces can present a fire risk, mainly if they are near spotlights. In some properties, multiple nests can be mistaken for a single nest, especially on roof spaces. Finally, there is always a risk that a wasp may sting you numerous times. If you are allergic to the sting, this may result in anaphylaxis, rare but potentially life-threatening.  

Facts: Wasps 

  1. Name: Common Wasp, German Wasp (Vespula vulgaris, Vespula germanica) 
  2. Distribution: Common throughout Britain 
  3. Features: Workers winged, 10-20mm long, black and yellow colouration. Queen winged, similar colouration but larger. 
  4. Sustenance: Larvae – legless grubs in cells fed by workers on chewed up insects/spiders.
  5. Reproduction:  Larvae – develop in 4 weeks and Pupae in about two weeks within the cell.
Wasps Causing Problem By Building Nest Under Roof Of House

Wasp Removal For London Homes:

  • Identify: The technician will complete a full survey of your property to check for all potential Wasp nests. 
  • Assess: The technician will risk assess your property to ensure that your home or business is secure.
  • Treat: Once the nest’s location is established and the area is secure – we will safely treat the nest with a COSHH regulated insecticide.

Wasp Control London - Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, wasps can sting multiple times, which can be painful. Some individuals may also experience an allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), which can be fatal if the person does not seek immediate medical attention.

Wasp nests can be dangerous. Therefore, they should not be treated without donning the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training. Our technicians use a trusted and safe method to eradicate the nest with minimal risk at Mercury pest control.

The length of the treatment is dependent on the size of the nest. However, typically once we have treated a wasp’s nest, it will take a maximum of four hours to eradicate.

No, wasps will never use the nest twice. They make a new one in close vicinity but will not return to one that has been used. Mercury Pest Control carries out old wasp nest removal from London homes.

At Mercury Pest Control, we specialise in wasp removal. It can prove difficult to fully wasp proof a property but sealing around fascia boards, installing fine steel mesh for soffits on roofs and covering external air bricks are some steps we can take for wasp prevention.

You can’t get rid of wasps permanently and can only be controlled once an infestation occurs. However, carrying out some external proofing on roof spaces can help deter future activity.

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