Wasps

Wasp Nest Treatment

Cambridge Pest Services provides effective treatment for wasps nests in Cambridge, Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives, Cambourne, Papworth, Alconbury, Peterborough and throughout Cambridgeshire. 

Common wasps frequent our gardens, houses, sheds, commercial buildings. Their nests are often found in places we don’t visit too often like lofts and sheds and so it is usually a surprise to see a large nest that wasn’t there the last time you looked. They live in huge colonies of up to 10,000 workers and they can sting multiple times, hence treating and removing the nest is best left to a professional.

The process begins with one fertilised Queen who usually emerges from her hibernation in April and immediately starts the search for a location for her colony. She makes the first cell from chewed wood that she sources locally and within this cell she lays the initial 10 – 20 eggs. Once these eggs have hatched they take over the job of enlarging the nest and providing food for the rest of the eggs laid by the Queen. The nest grows throughout the summer and it soon becomes very obvious that you have a problem. You will know roughly where it is as a constant stream of wasps come and go all day. In the late summer some wasps will appear drunk and behave aggressively due to feeding on over ripe or rotting fruit that may have fallen from fruit trees.

Wasp stings although usually harmless can also be very dangerous. A former soldier was stung by a wasp in 2018 and suffered an allergic reaction known as anasphylaxis which killed him. He had previously been stung numerous times with no adverse effects.

There are a number of differences between wasps and bees

  • Wasps have less hair on their bodies than bees
  • Wasps have a much slimmer waist between the thorax and abdomen than bees
  • Wasps although smaller are sometimes mistaken for hornets
  • Wasps have distinctive yellow and black markings on their bodies and the appearance of an anchor on the face
  • They have three main body parts; the head, thorax and the abdomen.
  • Worker wasps vary in size from 12-17mm.
  • Only female wasps sting and can do so repeatedly.

We can also remove wasps nests but this must be at a later date; at least two days to reduce the risk of a secondary infestation and to kill off any scout wasps that may have returned.

If you are concerned about an active wasp infestation in the Cambridgeshire area, contact Cambridge Pest Services today.

Contact Cambridge Pest Services Today on 01223 258 707

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Searched for an urgent wasp removal and Simon was able to come the next day. I'm impressed, thanks so much!​
Vonnie Gee
Domestic Customer
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