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If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden, it is very likely that there is a wasp nest nearby. Being stung by a wasp, hornet or bee is a painful experience and can be life threatening for people who are allergic to stings.

Rentokil is the expert in wasp control and knows how to take care of wasp issues.

Wasp nests

Take care when dealing with wasps and hornets (a larger member of the wasp family) - they have a potent sting and can attack in large numbers if disturbed.

A single nest may contain thousands of wasps which can swarm and attack if disturbed. If the location of a wasp nest is likely to put people at risk, then the nest should be destroyed.

The nest is made from chewed wood that gives them their distinctive papery walls. A queen wasp will start to build a nest in the spring but then as workers hatch they take over nest building.

By early summer, a typical wasp nest will be 30cm across although they can be much larger. Common sites for a wasp nest include under the roof eaves, in attics or in sheds and out-buildings.

This risk from wasps is particularly high towards the end of summer – it is preferable to destroy a wasp nest earlier in the year before wasps become aggressive.

Rentokil, your wasp control experts

Wearing protective stinging insect gear to keep them safe, Rentokil wasp control specialists will apply a treatment to the nest based on the type of wasp found on your property and its location. Then, after the colony is removed, the specialist will eliminate the nest entirely so a new colony of hornets does not occupy it in the future. We also offer expert advice to help prevent wasps/wasp nests in the future.

Don’t attempt to remove wasps from your property, let the professionals keep you safe from the threat of stings. Contact Rentokil free at 1-877-690-2115 for more information on how to get rid of wasps or to arrange for a visit by a specialist.

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