The common wasp is approximately 10-15mm in length, and is characterised by the bold yellow and black stripes. Wasps have 2 pairs of wings and elbowed antennae. They have a very narrow waist and a sting in their lower abdomen. Wasps may nest in a hole in the ground or in a roof space. They may also build their nest in sheds, hedges and trees. High levels of activity will generally be the first sign that you may have a nest. The nests are paper-like in appearance and oval in shape. Wasps are defensive of their nests, and will sting anything they consider a threat. As the sting is not barbed, they are able to sting multiple times. In a small amount of cases, anaphylactic shock may occur. If in doubt, seek medical advice immediately. Treatment is particularly important if someone has an allergy, or if the location of the nest is problematic. 


About the treatment

Our Pest Control Officer will survey the area and determine the safest method of treating the nest. An insecticidal dust or spray will be injected into the nest under pressure. All people and animals should be kept out of the immediate vicinity of the nest. One treatment should be all that is necessary. We will not remove the nest, as wasps will never inhabit an old nest. For further details, please visit the about the service page.


Booking your appointment

Please call 01903 737755 to arrange a pest control appointment. This service is chargeable, please see our pest control fees page for more information. The fee will be payable at the time of booking, so please have your card details ready. We will not usually be able to refund the payment once treatment is underway. If the wasps are still active after 24 hours of treatment please contact us on 01903 737755  and we will return to retreat the nest free of charge.