How Do you Know if you have a wasps Nest
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Wasp nest detection how do YOU know you have a wasps nest
Wasps don’t set out with the sole purpose of making our summers miserable, either from being chased indoors by them or having to nurse the unpleasant (sometimes very serious) stings that they inflict upon us. They are driven solely by the desire to build, feed and protect the nest, although unfortunately their close proximity to humans often results in what can best be described as a ‘clash of personalities’ – we simply get in their way, and their instinct is to respond aggressively when that happens.
At Manchester Pest Control, we are often called on by residents of Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire to dispose of wasp nests that they have found in or close to their properties. Here, we talk you through the nest-building process, and how to locate a nest if you believe there is one concealed nearby which is posing a very real nuisance for you and your family…
When winter gives way to spring, the change in temperature wakes the hibernating queen wasp, who has spent those cold winter months hidden away, but now emerges intent on finding a site for her nest. She looks for a sheltered location, such as a tree, hedge, wall or the eaves of a house, and begins to manufacture the material that will form the very building blocks of the nest. She strips bark from trees, fences and woodpiles, combining it with her saliva to form the nest’s waxy-paper core, cell walls and outer shell.
The cells of the nest are where the queen lays her first eggs, fertilised close to the end of the previous autumn. She then makes it her business to find and bring back to the nest insects with which to feed the first grubs as they hatch. Once these have grown, the queen no longer needs to leave the nest and can focus solely on laying more eggs as she now has a force of worker wasps to forage for her. These workers will provide further building material for the nest and continue to bring food for the next generation of workers.
And so the process continues until, at the height of summer, the once tiny nest is now brimming with wasps numbering in the thousands. Unfortunately, there now comes a problem of supply and demand, as the number of insects on which the wasps typically prey have hugely fallen, and there is a greater likelihood of wasps coming into conflict with people.
Tracking wasps to their nest
If there are a lot of wasps coming and going from your garden, there is likely to be a nest nearby. Watching wasp activity from a safe distance can give you an idea about where they are returning to after their foraging expeditions. It will also give you tell you what is attracting them in the first place: are their certain flowers or shrubs that they are buzzing around, or do you have fruit-bearing trees? If you have been putting rotten apples on a compost heap or leaving the lid of your dustbin ajar, wasps will readily exploit this.
Observing where the wasps go will lead you back to the nest, which may be very obvious when you see it (expect to find something resembling a large, grey-white ball), or it could be concealed out of sight inside a wall, roof space, or underneath the ground even. It might be located inside the roof or wall cavities of your house or garage, in the rafters of your shed, or the eaves of a neighbouring property. If wood on the exterior of a property has become weather-worn and started to rot, wasps may have found a way through.
If wasps have found a way inside your home and the nest is somewhere inside, this may account for any that you keep coming across despite keeping doors and windows closed. If you haven’t been inside your attic recently, or looked it over fully, this may be where the nest is located, although it has been known for nests to turn up in the backs of cupboards and other places homeowners have not had reason to look inside for a while, so we recommend extreme care if you have reason to believe a nest is somewhere under your roof.
Wasp nest disposal
Manchester Pest Control have a huge amount of experience when it comes to locating and disposing of wasp nests. The closer to home it is for you, the greater the risk to you and your family, which is why we really emphasise the importance of leaving the nest well alone and letting us decide how to handle it. We know what tools to use for the job to ensure it gets dealt with 100%.
If you’re in Manchester, Stockport or Cheshire and have found a wasp nest that is too close for comfort, call Manchester Pest Control today for a safe, immediate, and cost effective solution.
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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