How much does the treatment cost?
How do I know if I have got a nest?
I appear to have wasps all over a bush on a wall, is this a nest?
Will they come back next year?
Cant I just ‘block the hole’ or DIY this problem?
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How much does the treatment cost?

Properties in the Bradford area, Baildon, Shipley, Bingley, Guiseley, Menston, Rawdon, Yeadon, £65

Roof nests where entry point of insects is on the pitch of the roof higher than gutter/eaves £75 
Ground floor roof nests £65 (eg garage, kitchen extension etc)

Other areas in West Yorkshire welcome, please contact for an individual quote

Additional nests located on the same property and treated at the same time just £10 in addition.

How do I know if I have got a nest?

A distinct pattern of wasp behaviour can be observed at the entrance of a nest.

While the nest may not be visible, the insects will be congregating at the entrance. This can
be a very small hole or crack. They will appear to be coming and going on a "flight path".

Returning insects will often hover briefly near the entrance then ‘disappear’ into the opening.
Wasps will leave the same area in a purposeful manner.

Places to look at if you suspect more wasps than usual are bothering you in the
garden or appearing repeatedly in the same room of the house - these usually are:

• Outside around the gutter line outside or wasp activity in the loft space.

• If you are finding insects in a bedroom or bathroom in numbers, then stand back from the house
        and look for the above described congregating behaviour.

• Check each line of tiles further up the roof than the gutter, or where wood meets masonry such as window
        ledges, facia boards and around Velux™ windows and lead flashings.

• Air bricks are frequently used as an exit for a nest situated in the cavity wall and also vent openings.

• Check architectural features such as hollow roof voids over porches, bay windows and wooden facia

• Garden nests can be found in sheds, bird boxes, compost heaps, hanging from bushes or trees or cracks
        underneath steps.

Remember wasps do not hang around in groups unless they are close to the area of their home.

I appear to have wasps all over a bush on a wall, is this a nest?

Not necessarily.         Again observe the pattern of behaviour.

Is each insect ‘hovering’ over the plant, appearing at times to be dancing in its movements like a bee looking
for pollen or is it ‘zooming’ in from across the garden and after a brief touchdown, disappearing behind the bush.

If the sun is out and literally dozens of insects are appearing to hover it is probably just a local feeding ground not a nest site.

Will they come back next year?

Each nest belongs to a single queen wasp and the whole colony will eventually die out naturally as the cold weather draws in towards the end of the year.

Prior to this, numerous new queen wasps will have been nurtured within the nest, released into the community, mate and then hibernate over the winter months.

The following spring, these individual queen wasps come out of hibernation and start up the whole process again with their own colony.

Treatment of the nest will wipe out that particular colony, including all its potential queen wasps.

Old nests are not re-inhabited.

However if an active nest situated within the fabric of the building is not correctly treated, then as the cold weather begins from
September onwards, increasing problems start to occur. In an attempt to stay near warmth and light, insects turn back on the property,
working their way into the rooms, becoming trapped, crawling around half alive on the carpets and dropping down in increasing numbers onto window ledges.

Many people and their pets get stung at this time.

Cant I just ‘block the hole’ or DIY this problem?

The observable entrance to the wasps nest acts as the ‘front door’ through which the workers will service the nest.

Their behavior patterns will be similar to a scheduled flight path and the wasps will have repeated a ‘follow my leader’
routine for weeks if not months prior to discovering the wasps nest.

If this pattern is disturbed by blocking this entrance, the colony will now attempt to create new exits from the building
and this can lead to multiple routes being formed elsewhere.

Since successful treatment is often by treating and shutting down the singular route being used it is easy to see how
blocking can leave a lot of the insects escaping treatment.

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