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Wasp Pest Control in Essex

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If you have a wasp problem on your property, then we will be able to help eradicate the issue. We are Town and Country Pests, your local wasp control experts. With decades of experience to our name and a friendly, can-do approach that we bring to every single job, it’s clear to see why we are the specialists in wasp nest removal that so many people count on. So, no matter the scale of your wasp problem, we will be able to help.
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How dangerous are wasps?

Wasps are one of the most common pests that we deal with, and being stung by one can be extremely painful. While wasps aren’t known to carry any diseases, there is always the risk of suffering a severe allergic reaction after being stung. To prevent this, it’s really important to have the wasp population on your property professionally controlled – which means taking action as soon as you spot a nest.

Identifying a wasp’s nest

So where do wasps like to nest? Their nests are most commonly found in lofts and soffits, and a clue to their presence is if you notice wasps constantly flying in and out of your property. They can also be found in sheds and other outbuildings, so be sure to check those too.
What does a nest look like? Well, many people describe them as having a papery appearance, and they are grey in colour and are shaped like a balloon. You’ll often be able to see intricate, swirling patterns from the outside too. Not sure if what you are looking at is a wasp’s nest? Then give us a call, so one of our wasp pest control specialists can come and take a look.

Terence Sumpter
Terence Sumpter
Toby and Paul were absolutely faultless. Communication was excellent and they made sure to fit in around our schedule which was really appreciated. Paul was excellent, knowledgeable and sorted the job out quickly - thank you!!
anne burton
anne burton
Always professional and quick.
Charlie Potter
Charlie Potter
Wonderful people. Very helpful and prompt. Sorted my problem immediately
Greg Rodgers
Greg Rodgers
Perfect solution to a natural nuisance
Paul Williams
Paul Williams
I have had dealings with Paul over a number of years now (20 years +) principally dealing with field mice in our loft. Paul is highly professional and without hesitation will always part with helpful advice and recommendations before booking an appointment. You will not find better customer service. I am in no doubt that now Toby has joined the family business, Town & Country Pests will go from strength to strength.
Peter Harris
Peter Harris
Paul attended quickly and on time to deal with a wasp nest. He gave a professional service and I would highly recommend them.
Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr
Paul very knowledgeable and effective

Don’t tackle the problem yourself

Many people try their hands at wasp removal, so you’re probably wondering why you can’t take care of the problem yourself. After all, it can’t be that hard, can it? That’s a common misconception, and wasp nest removal should only ever be carried out by an experienced professional. Why? Well, they have professional grade materials at their disposal, which are much more effective than pest control products you will be able to pick up on the high street. As you’ll be putting yourself at risk of getting stung if you try and destroy a wasp’s nest yourself, why not leave that job to the professionals? We’re here to do the hard work so you don’t have to.

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We have been practicing pest control our whole lives, so it’s safe to say that we know what we’re doing. We work with both commercial and domestic clients, and expertly tailor our service to suit the requirements of each job. If you want to find out more, please do reach out to us today.

Wasp pest control frequently asked questions

Identifying a wasp infestation early can help prevent more significant issues and potential dangers to yourself and your property. The key signs to look out for:

  • Increased wasp activity: If you notice a higher number of wasps than usual around your property, particularly near windows, and indoors, it could indicate an infestation.
  • Visible nests: Wasps tend to build nests in sheltered locations, and these nests can vary in size and appearance depending on the type of wasp.
  • Aggressive Behaviour: Wasps can become more aggressive when they have a nest nearby. Increased aggression and frequent stinging incidents can indicate an infestation close to your home.
  • Chewed Wood or Plant Material: Some wasps, like paper wasps, use chewed wood fibres to construct their nests. If you notice areas of wood or plants that look like they have been gnawed, it could be a sign of wasps gathering materials.

Finding a wasp nest on your property can be alarming, but it’s important to handle the situation calmly and carefully. Wasps can be very protective of their nest and can become aggressive if they feel threatened, so first steps are to keep your distance!

While there are various DIY methods and products available, attempting to remove a wasp nest on your own can be dangerous. For safe and effective removal, it’s best to call a professional like us. We have the equipment and experience to handle treating and removing wasp nests from your property, especially if the nest is large or in a hard to reach location.

A trained technician will inspect your property to identify the type and location of the wasp nest. They will assess the nest’s size and the level of activity to determine the best removal/treatment strategy.

Once they’ve evaluated the situation, they will prepare for treatment application, using techniques such as an approved insecticide powder to treat the nest. If the nest is accessible, such as in a loft space, the professional will remove it. However, nests are often located in areas where direct access is not possible, so the technician will typically treat the nest from the entry point.

Once treatment is complete, the area is then cleaned to remove any remnants of the nest, ensuring the space is safe for residents.

Some pest control companies like Town and Country Pests, offer follow-up visits to ensure the wasps have not returned and to check for new nests.

There are several natural and eco-friendly methods to control wasps and prevent them from building nests on your property.

Preventive Measures: Regularly inspect your home for cracks and gaps, especially around windows, doors, and eaves. Seal these entry points to prevent wasps from entering and nesting in wall cavities or attics.

Natural Repellents: Wasps have a strong sense of smell and dislike certain plants such as peppermint, eucalyptus, and citronella. Planting these wasp-repellent plants around your home and garden can help deter wasps.

Wasp activity and nesting behaviour are significantly influenced by weather conditions and seasonal changes. Wasps are most active during the summer month, from July through to September. During wasp season, they are often building their nests and foraging for food. We find that wasps tend to become more aggressive during late Summer.