Wasps in November? Yes, Really!

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Think that once the summer is over and the BBQ has been packed away, that’s the last you’ll see of wasps? Unfortunately, not. For Area Pest Control, winter can be a busy time of year for removing wasp nests in the home.

Take earlier this month. We were called to a customer in Bedfordshire who spotted wasps coming out from under the roof tiles. We had a look inside the house but were unable to locate the nest, so we worked from the outside to treat the access point.

A week later we got another call. Rather a lot of dying wasps had been discovered in the guest bedroom and the owner had no idea where they were coming from. On our return, we spotted a small hole in the wall and quickly realised what was happening. Some of the surviving wasps had eaten through the wall to make their escape!

Dealing with a wasp nest inside the home

As the insecticide powder was preventing the wasps from leaving via the front of the nest outside, they had decided to go out through the back way, which was untouched by the pest treatment. And once the wasps had figured out their exit strategy a bit of plasterboard wasn’t going to stop them.

Once we knew what the wasps were up to, we re-treated the nest to exterminate the last of them. As the guest bedroom wasn’t being used, we sealed the hole with tape to prevent any wasps coming out until we returned a week later.

At our next visit, we carefully removed the tape and were pleased to see that there were no longer any live wasps in the nest. The plasterboard had been weakened from the wasps’ activity, so we removed the wall very carefully to avoid any damage to the ceiling or surrounding area. We were then able to take out the wasp nest. All that was left was for us to reinstate the wall with plasterboard ready for redecorating.

Wasp nests in winter

Don’t be surprised to discover a wasp nest in your house in November. You might not have been aware of the nest during the year but when the male wasps start dying off over winter you may suddenly find evidence.

It’s best to get a wasp nest removed. They can start to give off a fish like smell as well as offering harbourage to other insects.

Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

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How quickly will you respond to my problem and how soon can it be treated?

It is our priority to take emergency pest control calls as they come in. We endeavour to speak to you and reply to emails on the same day during our working hours.

Treatment response times can vary depending on the pest, this can often be the same day, whatever the pest problem we are here and ready to help. Call us now.

What does a visit to my premises involve?

Our pest control technician will first survey your premises in an attempt to ascertain pest entry points and the best location to start the treatment,

they will talk you through the process answering any questions you may have.

On completion of the visit, the technician will advise you on preventative measures and recommend proofing works to help prevent a recurrence where possible.

What pests do you treat?

We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

Seasonal pests include Squirrels, Glis glis (Edible dormouse) Starlings, Wasps, Cluster Flies, Moths, Spiders, Carpet beetle, Ants and Fleas, this is not an exhaustive list so please call to discuss any pest concerns you have.

We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

How much are your services?

 The costs vary from pest to pest and location, to give some examples:

Wasp treatments from *£49.99

Rat and Mouse treatments from *£50.00

Ant treatment from *£60.00

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