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Wasp nest enquiries: November to February
In early November, there may be some residual wasp activity in a nest, and a request for its removal from a loft space will be charged as a full treatment.
From December to March all wasps’ nests are 'dead'. All the wasps that were in it will have died off. The old nest will not be re-occupied by other wasps in the spring.
You can safely remove the old nest by knocking it into a black bin liner. It will break down easily, as it is just like paper. It can be disposed of in the general household waste bin. You are advised to wear gloves while removing the nest.
If you require a Pest Control Technician to do this, then full charges apply.
Most treatments will involve dusting an insecticide powder on to the entry point on the building where the wasps are flying in and out. The wasps carry the poison into the nest and it is passed around through contact within the nest. The nest dies within 24 hours.
wasp nest destroying aerosol is used when the nest is visible in, for example, a hedge or a bush.
Reporting a wasp nest
- A wasps nest is recognisable by wasps continually taking off and landing from one entry point on the outside of the building.
- Please give as much information as you are able to when describing where you are seeing the wasps flying in and out. For example: 'Under eaves at left hand side of back bedroom window' is a good description, 'in loft' or 'in garden' is not.
- We treat the wasps nest at the point where they are flying in and out. If we can gain access to a point directly below this, with, for example, no locked gates or loose dogs, you do not need to be present.
- Are you sure you have a wasps nest? There will be no refund if we attend and a treatment is not necessary or cannot be carried out. Kirklees Council will not destroy Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, or any other species of bee.
Are you sure you have a wasps' nest? Please check these videos to be sure
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