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The difference between wasps and hornets
You may have heard of hornets but not be sure what the difference is between a hornet and the common wasp in Manchester Stockport and cheshire For a start, hornets are generally seen more across the rest of Europe, although they have been known to show up in the UK, but in far smaller numbers than the wasp population. Here in this blog, Manchester Pest Control, your local wasp and hornet removal experts in the Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire region, outlines the key differences so that you will have a better idea of what you are dealing with and the most effective means of treatment. Contact Manchester Pest Control 0161 448 1782 or visit www.manchesterpestcontrol.co.uk
Wasps and hornets – main differences
1) Wasps are smaller than hornets. A wasp might be anything up to two centimetres in length, while hornets can grow to double the size.
2) Wasps have a distinctive black and yellow colouring, whereas hornets have a pattern that is more of a mix of yellow and reddish-brown. Hornets also have a larger head and eyes.
3) Hornets live off insects such as grasshoppers and different varieties of flies, while wasps feed on smaller insects such as greenfly and their larvae. Hornets are also not attracted to the food we eat, while wasps can ruin an outdoor meal if they smell sweet, sugary food that they want to eat when greenfly are in short supply.
4) Wasps are more aggressive than hornets and may be more likely to attack even if unprovoked. Hornets on the other hand tend to attack only if they feel that their nest is under threat. In addition to stinging, hornets may also bite as a form of attack.
5) Wasp activity tends to decline later in the day, whereas hornets may continue to explore for food while the sun is starting to set. Rather like moths, hornets can become confused by and drawn to bright lights at this time of the day.
6) A wasps nest can contain a population of thousands, whereas a hornets nest might peak somewhere in the region of 6-700.
Wasps and hornets – similarities
1) There are similarities in the way that wasps and hornets go about constructing their nests. They will strip bark from trees, fences, and other wood sources outdoors, and chew on it to break it down into building a papery kind of nest material. Hornets also feed on the sap from certain bushes and trees such as lilac, rhododendrons, and ash, doing quite a lot of damage to the plants in the process of getting to the sap.
2) The locations wasps and hornets choose for their nests are very similar. Outdoors, the cavity of a tree might provide good shelter for a nest, but both species have also been known to make their nests on the outside of houses, or even in lofts or wall cavities where access is available. Nests have also been found inside bird boxes, and on the walls or ceilings of garages, summerhouses and sheds.
3) Being stung by a wasp or a hornet is equally painful and in either instance there is a low risk of the sting causing anaphylactic shock. This is a life threatening condition and you should phone for an ambulance immediately – we outline the symptoms in several other blog posts on this site. Treatment advice for non-life-threatening stings is also available on the Manchester Pest Control blog.
4) Wasps and hornets are equally dangerous when it comes to protecting their nests, and can inflict a lot of harm if they sting in large numbers. If you discover the location of a nest, do not approach it unless it is very early in the spring and the nest is not much larger than a golf ball, which means that the population should be fairly small at this stage. Even so, think twice before taking any risks, particularly if the nest is located somewhere that it is difficult to judge the true size of it.
As a professional firm dealing with the treatment and removal of wasp and hornet nests, Manchester Pest Control applies similar types of treatment when dealing with both kinds of pest. We review the location of the nest, factoring in anything unique about the environment, and we treat it with an insecticide solution that gets to work eliminating the wasps or hornets inside. We don’t take any unnecessary risks, and we wear protective clothing that we know will prevent us from being stung. The insecticide gets to work quickly on the population of the nest and is effective for some time afterwards, ensuring it will also infect any wasps or hornets that were away from the nest when it was treated but which return in the next 24-48 hours. We can also dispose of the nest for you after an appropriate number of days have passed.
Please feel welcome to call Manchester Pest Control for information about our rates. We work across Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire and will respond quickly and professionally to all requests for assistance.
We do not use sign written vehicles and will be discreet at all times when dealing with your pest problem. All pest control work is guaranteed, Treatments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays. We will also advise on any pest proofing issues and how to avoid pest problems in the future. We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose! We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose!
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People and companies think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing products from DIY outlets with a poor percentage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money. Manchester Pest Control provides an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
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