Wasp Nest Removal in Caversham
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Guaranteed Wasp Treatments in Caversham
Do you have a problem with a wasp or hornets’ nest in Caversham? Are you looking for a professional service provided by a local family run business who can give you a guarantee on the wasp eradication and get out to you the same day?
Look no further – we are a family-based company; husband and wife, son and future son-in-law team and we are all fully trained pest control professionals with years of experience. We deal with all types of pests many with seasonal behavior, when the summer arrives its wasps and hornets that keep us busy right across the region and in places like Caversham and the surrounding areas.
We are fully aware of the fear factor that surrounds the discovery of a wasp nest on your property and we provide a same day treatment for dealing with these pest problems that runs seven days a week. We treat the nests with a very strong pesticide to kill off the wasps and hornets, from the time of the beginning of treatment to full eradication is a matter of hours, where possible we will treat and remove the nest at the same time, but this does depend on access to the nest.
There are 8 different species of nest building wasps and hornets native to the UK and these are the ones that create a problem for our customers, a good size colony can contain between 3000-10000 workers all of which will give you a painful sting. It is these worker wasps that will become aggressive throughout the summer and early autumn as the numbers of wasps grow so does the chance of contact with us heighten.
Every wasp and hornet nest will begin with a single Queen wasp. She will come out of hibernation in the spring and begins building her colony; the more desirable the site and the earlier in the spring they start means that some nests are bigger than others. These wasps not only predate the available insect prey from the area, but they will also attack and eat any other wasps living close by; when the larger wasp nest is destroyed it allows the smaller, weaker colonies to flourish.
Professional Wasp and Hornet Control in Caversham
When you call on Reading Pest Control to carry-out a wasp nest treatment in Caversham you can rely on us to destroy the nest that’s causing the problem to you, whilst we’re conducting the treatment we will watch the reaction of the wasps to ensure that the chemicals have been applied to the site of the nest and we will carry out a survey around the property, looking to see if there are other nests which haven’t been noticed.
The treated site, if located in a position which may pose a threat in the first few hours as the wasps are very aggressive once treated will be cordoned off to ensure no unsuspecting person may venture into the area, we will also give you advice on when it is safe to go into the affected area.
Reading Pest Controls priority is to provide the best pest control service in Caversham that we can. This means we will give you a 100% satisfaction guarantee on the wasp nest that we treat and if we discover a separate nest, then this will be treated and included in the same guarantee – for no extra charge. Our customers are our priority and we have a reputation for delivering an excellent pest control service in Caversham.
Same Day Wasp Treatments in Caversham
Q: Do wasps re-use old wasp nests?
A: No, the Queen wasp starts each nest with a solitary thick pillar called a petiole from which the first hexagonal cell is suspended, she builds additional cells around this and so each cell will take on the characteristic hexagonal shape. Some wasps surround the cells with a paper sheath; this is used to help regulate temperature inside the nest, as the weather gets hotter more vents are made and workers will stand in the openings using their wings to waft fresh air through the nest. If the weather suddenly cools down, then they will build over the opening encasing the inner area and helping to retain heat.
Q: Why do wasps sting?
A: Wasp venom is used for paralyzing its prey, as they only contain round 15mg of venom its believed that when they sting us it’s a warning and they only give us a small hit of the toxins. You’ll either get stung because the wasp is defending itself i.e. it’s become trapped in clothing or because you’re near its nest.
Q: If the person who’s been stung is allergic to the sting, what signs should I look for?
A: Wasp stings are painful and different people react in different ways, mainly there will be pain, localised swelling and possible itching. Ice packs will help reduce the swelling and itching and the application of vinegar will assist in neutralising the venom. If the reaction is more severe such as shortness of breath, dizziness, swelling to the face, neck or mouth, seek immediate medical attention, many customers are aware that they react severely and are prescribed an Epipen and they and their close family and friends will be aware how to use this.
Q: Why are wasps yellow and black?
A: The colours are warning signals to other animals that they can inflict a sting, if you watch birds avoid wasps and the only animal that seems to ignore the warnings are dogs. Some species of harmless bee known as a masonry bee camouflage themselves to look like wasps. These bees don’t carry a stinger as they have lost the need for this; they don’t build a colony but live as individuals in places like well drained sandy soils and sometimes digging into old crumbly mortar joints on walls. We have a link to a website that shows the differences between wasps, bees, hornets and hoverflies –
Professional Wasp and Hornet Treatment in Caversham
If you need the services of a local, professional pest control company in Caversham that can deliver guaranteed results for a competitive price 7 days a week call 07491 247 999 and we can have a technician out to you today.
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