Wasps on nest
Its mid way through June and we are seeing active wasp nests for the first time; many people who call us out at this time of year think that they've just arrived but in fact the Queen emerged around Easter and they've been building in numbers since then. 
The colour is a give away and so is the location: classic European wasp nest - grey in colour and situated in a bush next to someones front door. 
Physically there is little difference between wasp species, however its their behaviour that we as professional pest controllers see. 
These are European or German wasps, more aggressive than the common wasp due to their habit of nesting in places like this: a bush about five feet from the ground. Their aggression is due to the fact that they would experience more predation in this environment rather than an old woodpeckers nest or the loft of your home. 
Both the common wasp and its partner the European will nest in lofts but predominantly we'll see these in bushes and trees. 
More dangerous than the common wasp as you're more likely to bump into it: the homeowner here had previously been stung when gardening. 
Its worth taking note of wasps when out gardening - a sure sign of an nest is the fact that they fly directly in and out without deviation. 
Think of aircraft coming into land at Heathrow Airport - direct approach and departure, when hunting for insects wasps fly in lazy loops, meandering along searching - this is more of the case where they're cleared to land and they're coming in! 
Wasps emerging from a nest
If you discover a wasp nest call out the professionals; all you have to do is fasten the seat belt, sit back and relax! We will get a technician out to you within 24 hours of call - we guarantee our treatments to so when we say our customers are our priority - we mean it. 
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