Filed under: Pest Control

Published: 18th July 2017

Sun’s out wasps out!

The weather is heating up and wasps are becoming active as pests again.

Wasp nest locations should now be easier to locate due to a continuous flow of wasps entering and exiting the nest. Wasp numbers will usually peak towards the end of the summer / beginning of autumn.

Wasps can be aggressive and can attack if threatened which can be dangerous for those with allergies, small children and pets. Controlling wasps can be dangerous as they will defend their young and nest; although to treat wasps the nest itself does not have to be removed.

The SCH Better Places team has the technical knowledge and use of specialised products and equipment not available to the general public. Our residential wasp treatments start from £50 inclusive of VAT or from £60 for our commercial customers.

Bees
Wasps can be confused with bees. Although they are not protected and can be treated, bees are endangered. As such the SCH Better Places team will only destroy a bee’s nest if it poses a substantial health and safety risk. Furthermore, in the case of honey bees we will first look to contact a qualified bee keeper to see if they can come and collect the bees. More information can be found via the: British Beekeepers Association

Only then as a last resort (if removal is not possible and the positioning of a nest is dangerous) will we look to remove the nest.

Get in touch.

Residential customers in Solihull can call Solihull Council’s Connect service on 0121 704 8000 to book an appointment, commercial customers can fill out an online form or call 0121 779 8900.