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A complete guide: how to identify a wasp nest

How to keep your property wasp-free

Struggling with wasps in your property? Learn how to identify a wasp nest and put together a plan of action with Town and Country Pests.

What does a wasp nest look like? We’re here to answer that and help you to identify other common signs of wasps on your property.

Identifying a wasp nest

Wasps are one of the most common pests that we see here at Town and Country Pests. Affecting properties all over Essex, they can pose serious problems to both home and business owners. Needless to say, if you suspect that you have a wasp infestation in your property, you need to take action. So, what does a wasp nest look like? Well, wasp’s nests are known for their distinctive papery walls. Why do they look like this? Wasps make their nests from chewed wood pulp and saliva, which is what gives them their unmistakable appearance.

Inspecting your home

As the leading pest control experts, we cannot overstate how important it is to be vigilant when it comes to your property. Inspecting those oft-forgotten areas every so often can help you to identify a pest issue early on, making it much easier to resolve. So, where should you be looking for a wasp’s nest? They usually establish a nest in sheltered spots that have easy access to the outside, allowing them to come and go freely. As a result, you will most commonly find them in spots such as wall cavities, roof spaces, bird boxes, sheds, garages, and under eaves.

Signs of wasps

Aside from a wasp’s nest, what other signs should you be looking for? Some of the most common are as follows:

  • A large number of wasps flying in and out of your property. This is often through a hole in the wall, by a window frame, or from under the eaves or roof tiles.
  • Humming, clicking, or scraping sounds coming from your walls or ceilings.
  • Dead or live wasps throughout your property, particularly on higher levels. Wasps can be identified by yellow and black bands around their abdomens.
  • A large number of wasps harvesting wood from garden furniture or fences. Wasps don’t tend to wander far to gather materials for their nests, so this is a sign they are present in your property.

Don’t try to deal with the problem yourself

If you spot a wasp nest on your property, it can be tempting to try and deal with the issue yourself. This is not recommended, as a nest can hold up to 10,000 wasps during the peak season of August to September, and large numbers outside of those months. Luckily for you, we are here to help. We have decades of experience when it comes to removing wasps from properties all over Essex, and we know how to do so safely and efficiently. With a range of professional pest control materials and tools at our disposal, we can carry out the work and get things back to normal in your home or business premises as soon as possible. We will also provide you with advice on how to stop the wasps from returning to your property, protecting it in the long term.

Get in touch today

If you want to find out more about us and our wasp pest control services, then please do get in touch with a member of our friendly team today.