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Wasp Nest Removal Thatcham

Wasp Nest Removal Thatcham

Need Wasp Nest Removal in Thatcham? DKG Pest Control LTD are a small family company based in Berkshire who provide effective Wasp Nest Removal treatments in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. Our pest control technicians will attend at a time to suit you to treat your wasp nest, if the wasp nest is visible we can destroy and remove the nest while we are on site in a single visit! If the wasp nest isn't visible and you're just seeing Wasps flying in and out of a hole, we can treat the entry point to the wasp nest with an insecticide powder which will destroy the nest in a matter of hours! Both of our Wasp Nest Removal treatments are guaranteed to be effective.

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Wasp Nest Removal Thatcham FAQ's

Are wasps aggressive?

Only female wasps are able to sting and will only do so when provoked. However, if you get too close to a nest, you will almost certainly be investigated by the guard wasps and likely to get stung by a wasp. When a wasp stings it will also emit a pheromone that signals to the other wasps to attack immediately! This is what will have happened when you hear of people being chased hundreds of meters by a swarm of wasps!

Can wasps nest in the ground?

Yes wasps do build nests in the ground, a queen wasp will often enter mouse holes or mole tunnels looking for a suitable site to build her nest! Wasp nests in the ground often catch gardeners unaware and they are regularly trodden on! The same goes for wall cavities, openings behind wooden sleepers, and any other area that is large enough to sustain a large wasp colony.

How many wasps are inside a wasp's nest?

This largely depends on the size of the wasp nest, with some wasp nest's housing as many as 10,000 individual wasps during the end of the summer. Such large nests, however, are fairly uncommon, with the average nest wasp nest usually housing around 4000 to 6000 wasps in the summer.

Does the wasp's nest have to be removed?

No. The wasp's nest doesn't have to be removed after treatment if it is inaccessible or too dangerous to remove. It is however advised that if a wasp nest is visible and safely accessed that it is removed, there are other risks associated with leaving a wasp nest in place after treatment. If the wasps nest is very large it can cause a smell when decomposing, wasp nests can leak fluid which can stain walls or ceilings and the wasps nest can also provide a food source for many other insect pests.

So it isn't essential but it is advised.

What does the inside of a wasp's nest look like?

We are often asked what a wasp nest looks like or what is inside a wasp's nest, wasp nests are a work of art so we have made a page full of images and useful information about the construction of a wasp nest. Check it our here >> What does the inside of a wasp nest look like?

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Contact Pest Control

Simply call or e-mail our Wokingham office, Laura or Claire will give you any advice required and book an appointment for our wasp expert to visit at a time to suit you.

Site Visit

Our wasp control technician in Wokingham will survey the infestation to identify if it is indeed a wasps nest, sometimes people mistake Honey Bees or even Bumble bees for wasps. Once our pest control technician has identified it is a wasp nest, he will consider the best way to safely remove or eradicate the wasps nest. Consider any risks to domestic pets, or non-target wildlife such as bats.

Wasp Nest Treatment

There are a number of different treatments to consider depending on where the wasp nest is located, is it near a water course, are the wasps nesting in a hole in the ground? If they are the ground cannot be contaminated. Can you see they nest or just where the wasps are entering?

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If you can see the whole wasp nest structure for example in a shed, then killing and removing the wasp nest will be the best treatment.

This is done by using strong liquid chemicals or strong aerosol sprays, once the wasp nest is dead it can be cut down and removed in heavy duty chemical resistant bags for disposal via hazardous waste collections.

Non-Toxic Bee Friendly Wasp Nest Removals

If you have a wasp nest which is very close it a water course or pond then the use if any insecticide could cause serious adverse effects to the aquatic life, even just the smallest amount of insecticide dust (a wasp coated with powder dying in the water) could have devastating consequences! Likewise if there is a wasp nest in a hole in the ground, you cannot contaminate the ground with insecticide powder! Instead the nest should be treated with a non-toxic treatment. Our 3 non-toxic approaches to wasp control are:

1: the use of non-toxic abrasive powders which if placed directly into a wasp nest or wasp entry point can prove very effective. We often use this where wasp are nesting very close to rivers.

2: You can actually dig the wasps nest out of the ground, with a hoover over the entry hole to capture most of the wasps coming out of the attack! This method is effective but can only be carried out by professionals!

3: The installation of wasp traps can have a huge impact on wasp numbers if a nest isn't located or if it is too dangerous to treat.

Entry Point Wasp Nest Treatment

If you are not able to see the wasps nest structure, but instead can see the constant wasp traffic using an entry point such as a hole in a wall or under the eaves. It is possible to use insecticide dusts which will be inserted directly into the wasps entry point, the wasps will then walk through this dust and disperse the dust around the inside of the wasps nest. This insecticide powder is highly toxic to insects but much less so to mammals. Wasp nest entry point treatments usually provide complete eradication of the wasp infestation within a couple of hours.

After Care

If you choose DKG Pest Control to treat your wasp nest you can rest assure we are only on the end of the phone if you have any worries, the wasp nest treatments are all 100% guaranteed to be effective or your money back!

We are a small family company who are proud of our reputation and want every customer of ours to love the service they have received!

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Pest Control Surveys

Our pest control technician will carry out a survey of your property to identify the type of pest and infestation level. This information will help us select the quickest and most effective treatments available. Our pest control technicians carry See Snake inspection cameras with recording facilities to access hard to reach places.

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Whether you have insects, rodents or mammals, our pest control technician will select the best treatment for your infestation. This treatment will be carried out by a trained professional with only the best products on the market! All equipment is maintained to a high level and most importantly, the treatment will be carried out safely! Tailored to your properties exact requirements.

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Pest Control

Our pest control technician will give detailed proofing recommendations as part of the initial survey. Proofing works can be carried out by our technicians or by your maintenance team.

Proofing is the most important component to a successful pest control treatment, and helps protect your property from future pest infestations.

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Pest Control Monitoring

Monitoring is an important part of pest control, with the industry moving ever more in the direction of non-toxic treatments. The use of non-toxic rodent monitors is a great way to ensure your property remains rodent free whilst minimising rodenticide exposure to the environment and non-target wildlife.

We provide rodent and insect monitoring for domestic and commercial clients.

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Facts & Information

Latin Name (Vespula vulgaris)


Characteristics of a wasp include bright yellow markings on a black, slender and smooth body. Two pairs of wings and no pollen baskets. The size of a wasp varies queen wasps are the largest and sometimes mistaken for hornets, workers and drones are much smaller up to 1.3cm.


The common wasp can be found right across the UK and Europe.


In spring the hibernating queen wasps leave their hibernation sites to find a site to build her nest which could be in a hole in the ground, a hole in a tree or artificial structures such as eaves, lofts and cavities, garden sheds etc.


Habits and Biology:
Although there are 11 species of wasps found in Europe, only two, the Common Wasp (Vespula Vulgaris) and the German Wasp (Vespula Germanica) are important as pest species. These two wasp species hibernate as queens, the Common Wasp usually hibernates in buildings and the German Wasp typically hibernates beneath the bark of trees.


A Wasps Diet:
Wasps will eat a variety of foods these include; other insects, overripe fruit, sugary things, human food/food waste and meat.


The queen wasp will start to build the wasp nest with a papery material that she makes by chewing small pieces of wood mixed with saliva, this is known as Wasp paper. The queen wasp will raise the first few workers by her own efforts and those workers will then commence the enlargement of the wasp nest and caring for the immature wasps to follow. Wasp nest construction starts in late April and will reach its maximum in size in September, when 5 - 10,000 workers may be present. These workers will scavenge/forage for food up to 400m from the nest. The size of wasp colonies will vary from season to season. The severity of the previous winter is probably the key factor. In the autumn the young queens mate and leave the nest to hibernate, the rest of the nest dies out and the nest is never used again, however the same entry hole may be used to access a favourable wasp nesting site.


Wasp Control:
It is always advisable to let a professional Pest Control Company deal with a wasp nest for the reasons mentioned above. An insecticide will be used to cover the entrance to the wasps nest. Returning wasps will carry the insecticide into the heart of the wasps nest and within a few hours all wasps swill be dead. Finding the nest is not always easy but following the flight pattern from a source of food could prove helpful. If a householder elects to treat the nest themselves, treatment should be carried out early or late in the day when the wasp activity is at a minimum, a bee suit and leather gloves is a must! If the wasps turn nasty you will regret not using them! The pain of the wasp sting is caused by a toxic fluid containing a complex protein, which is injected through the needle like sting as it penetrates beneath the victim’s skin.

Individuals react differently to being stung by wasps. Some are hardly affected, others suffer considerable pain and swelling and a few become seriously allergic to being stung, which in some cases results in sudden death due to anaphylaxis shock.

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