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How to get rid of wasps

Information, facts and resources to help you deal with an infestation of wasps and, if the worst happens, how to destroy the wasps and prevent this household pests return.


Wasps

What does a Wasp look like?

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Wasp

Wasp Description

  • All the wasps found in the United Kingdom, with the exception of the hornet, are very similar with black and yellow bands on their body and two pairs of wings.
  • Wasps and hornets have two sets of wings and a narrow waist.
  • An adult wasp is 3/8 in to 3/4 inches long.

Where do Wasps live?

  • In Spring, the queen wasp leaves her hibernating quarters to seek nesting sites. These could be holes in the ground, hollow trees, sheds loft spaces etc.
  • The queen wasp starts to build her nest with a papery material that she makes by chewing wood mixed with saliva; this is known as wasp paper.
  • The Wasp Queen will raise the first few workers who will then enlarge the nest and care for the immature wasps to follow.
  • The wasp nest construction starts in Spring and will reach its maximum size in September, when up to 10,000 workers may be present.
  • An old wasp nest is not used in subsequent years.
  • Colonies of wasps live in trees, houses, sheds, or on the ground.
  • Wasps will build nests where they have access to protected areas of buildings.

What are the signs of Wasp infestation?

  • An abundance of wasps around dustbins and waste.
  • Wasps are sighted en route to their wasp nests.

What do Wasps eat?

  • Wasps usually eat insects, which are mainly garden or household pests.
  • Wasps also feed on dustbin waste and animal carcasses.
  • Wasps are attracted to nectar, fruits, juices, and other sweet foods and meat.

Why must Wasps be controlled?

  • A wasp unlike a bee, can sting many times.
  • Although the wasp sting is not normally serious, it can be very painful, and in certain cases can cause a severe immune reaction.
  • Wasps will sting if provoked, causing symptoms ranging from painful swelling to life-threatening allergic shock.
  • Remember that wasps are beneficial insects because of their role in pollination or preying upon other destructive insects.

How can I get rid of Wasps?

  • Is It Necessary? Wasp nests located in areas away from human contact can be left untreated. It should be remembered that wasps have a beneficial aspect as they kill many garden pests.
  • DIY Treatments. If you do decide to treat the wasp nest yourself, suitable products can be purchased from hardware shops and garden centres.
  • You must first locate the entrance to the wasp nest. Following the flight pattern of returning wasps may help.
  • Treatment should be carried out very early or late in the day when wasp activity is at a minimum.
  • Apply the insecticide to the entrance of the wasp nest, or directly on to the wasp nest if it is visible.
  • Keep well away from the treated wasp nest for at least 24 hours.
  • Consider the risks carefully before attempting a treatment yourself. Wasps are very aggressive when their nest is threatened, and multiple stings may result if your protective clothing is inadequate.
  • Remember pesticides can be poisonous to children and pets. After use store container and contents away from children, or dispose of empty containers safely.

How can I prevent Wasps from returning?

  • Good hygiene.
  • Remove conditions which encourage wasps. Keep dustbins and wastebins tightly covered.
  • Clean up waste food immediately and cover food outdoors.

Wasp Poisons and Wasp Pesticides

  • Suitable products can be purchased from hardware shops and garden centres.
  • You must first locate the entrance to the wasp nest. Following the flight pattern of returning wasps may help.
  • Treatment should be carried out very early or late in the day when wasp activity is at a minimum.
  • Apply the insecticide to the entrance of the wasp nest, or directly on to the wasp nest if it is visible.
  • Keep well away from the treated wasp nest for at least 24 hours.
  • Consider the risks carefully before attempting a treatment yourself. Wasps are very aggressive when their nest is threatened, and multiple stings may result if your protective clothing is inadequate.
  • A pyrethroid ready-to-use aerosol is a convenient way to destroy wasps around a nest. Use protective clothing and treat after dark.
  • Pesticides and poisons for wasps are available from garden centres and hardware stores for the control of wasps. Read and follow the instructions on the product label precisely. Use only products that state on the label that it may be used to control wasps.
  • Remember, pesticides can be poisonous to children and pets. After use store container and contents away from children, or dispose of empty container safely.

The "Green Option" - Environmentally friendly control of Wasps

  • Wasps usually eat insects, which are mainly garden or household pests, so therefore consider tolerating the wasps in your garden.
  • Practice good hygiene of waste and keep all waste bins tightly covered to deter wasps.
  • Keep food covered so as not to attract wasps to kitchens and other food areas.

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