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How to get rid of wasps

The most effective way to get rid of wasps or hornets is to treat the main cause of the problem – the nest.

Removing a nest can be very dangerous. Wasps inside the nest will feel threatened and often become aggressive. This could cause them to sting you and others as they defend their nest and young.

To get rid of wasps you do 'not' need to remove the nest, but you do need to treat it and the nesting wasps.

To reduce the risk of stings to you and your family, arrange for a professional wasp nest treatment. This effective solution will eliminate the wasps and keep you safe from the threat of stings.

Worried about wasps? Contact Rentokil Pest Control at 1-877-690-2215 for advice on how to get rid of wasps in your home.

Rentokil understands how to get rid of wasps. Get in touch with us here!

Rentokil's wasp & hornet nest treatment

A mature wasp nest only found in late summer will almost certainly require professional treatment due to the high risk of wasp stings. By this stage, a nest may contain thousands of individual wasps. 

Treatment Details
  • To get rid of the nest from your premises, an Rentokil Technician will dress in protective stinging insect gear to keep them safe from stings. The Technician will make sure no people are nearby while the nest is being treated to eliminate the possibility of stings.
  • Depending on where the nest is located and the type of wasp or hornet, the Technician will apply a treatment to the nest.
  • Once the colony has been eliminated, the Technician will remove the nest completely so a new colony of wasps or hornets do not use it in the future.
  • Some wasp species construct their nests below ground, making it difficult to treat. Sometimes nests are below concrete slabs or piles of rock or vegetation. Sometimes nests are below concrete slabs or piles of rock or vegetation. It can be difficult to treat the nest in these instances and activity will continue despite your repeated attempts at control.
Benefits of Professional Treatment
  • Our qualified Technicians have the expertise to identify the specific species.
  • All Technicians have special protective gear to keep safe during treatment.
  • All treatments are customised to ensure effective control of the wasp or hornet nest, based on its location.
  • We offer expert advice to help prevent wasps/wasp nests in the future.
  • For peace of mind, we can return to remove the nest from your property if needed to allow complete treatment of the whole wasp colony. However, removing a nest may not be possible if it's within a cavity wall or similar enclosed location.

How to get rid of hornets

Hornets tend to become very aggressive when defending their nests. Their nests are generally a lot larger than other species of wasps, therefore Rentokil highly recommends letting a pest control professional handle the removal of these dangerous pests. When you contact Rentokil for hornet control services you can rest assured that the nests and live hornets on your property will be removed by a trained, licensed Technician.

Contact the experts at Rentokil today to schedule a time for a certified hornet control Technician to safely perform an inspection of your property.

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