Dealing with Wasps and Hornet nests safely.

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Wasp and Hornet nests are unpredictable in character and unique in behaviour, ranging from very aggressive to mild, although they are always very defensive if their nest is threatened, and will attack people who may unwittingly come too close, sometimes a matter of metres.
Usually when a nest is treated with insecticide, wasps will immediately congest the entrance of the nest as foraging wasps return to defend it. The insecticide obscures the defence pheromone emitted by the Queen which can create further alarm or confusion for returning forager wasps.
However, after roughly 60 minutes the melee subsides, and the nest returns to normal, unaware that all returning wasps are bringing the insecticide deeper into the nest. This in turn affects and ultimately kills all other wasps inside.
To avoid any issues during this process We advise that during the treatment, our clients close all windows and keep a safe distance from the nest.

At Manchester Pest Control Wasp for extermination of wasp’s and hornet’s nests, irrespective of its location.

There are no hidden charges, and if we find other nests during extermination we can treat them for a reduced cost of £10.00 PER NEST EXTRA
All our work is guaranteed and payment is on completion of treatment.
We operate 7 days a week, so don’t be afraid to give us a call

Dealing with dead Wasps or Hornets after treatment.
After treating a nest there will be dead wasps and hornets and on the ground, which can in fact still sting if stepped upon. Children should be kept away and have footwear on.
How to deal with Wasp or Hornet nests inside a house.
If wasps or hornets are entering the house in large numbers then the first step is locating possible entry points to your home. Sometimes it’s merely a gap or small hole, but simply taping over the cavity can prevent further entrance.
Nests can often be found by observing the exterior of the house, paying closer attention to the roof region. Our wasp nest identification video will help the search process.

Allergic reaction to wasp or hornet stings.
It is a fact wasp and hornet stings can cause an anaphylactic shock in people allergic to their stings. The problem is, people are not aware of their sting allergy until stung. Bees, wasps and hornets’ stings can all engender an anaphylactic shock, and if the victim of a sting begins to feel unwell afterwards then seek immediate medical attention. If postponed, symptoms include low blood pressure and lung inflammation.

Wasp nest control – how do we kill wasp nests?
We have never failed to exterminate a wasp or hornet nest. The process is relatively simple and you can expect the following:
Upon arrival at your home we first seek the entry points to the nest’s enclosure, and ideally the nest itself, although we do not need to find the nest to destroy it. The key part is in applying the insecticide in critical areas, which will contaminate the wasp or hornet colony.
The insecticide is restricted to professional use only and we are trained in its application, so the public cannot purchase the product.
The insecticide is an off white dispersible dust or powder, applied to nest entrances and nests via a pump or injection.
The wasps that return to their nest after foraging are coated in the insecticide and carry it into the nest, contaminating their fellow nesting wasps. The insecticide will kick in and take full effect by the end of the day, and we expect the colony to be extinguished once all wasps have returned from foraging by sundown.
The application of insecticide can lead to agitation of the nest and we strongly advice keeping all doors and windows closed for a while after treatment. This is an easy way to avoid being stung during the process.
In summary, all is required form you during the treatment process is to point us in the direction of the nest and stay away during the application of insecticide. This is the safest and most efficient method, working on all types of nests in all locations.
Do wasps nest in trees and bushes?
Do wasps nest underground?
Common wasps are also known to nest in old rabbit burrows or dens, as well as under walls or patio cavities. They will nest in most secluded spaces that are dry and large enough for the nest.
How can you tell if a wasp nest is active?
Simply watch the nest from a safe distance to deduce whether it is active or not. An active nest will have wasps frequently entering and leaving, as well wasps crawling across the exterior. Our wasp nest video demonstrates exactly what to look for.
Another tip is that small nests (3 inches or less) found from July onwards are almost certainly inactive, and are either old nests or a nest the queen abandoned on the spring. Nests that are bigger than this may be active however.
How do I know if I am allergic to wasp and bee stings?
Unfortunately the only way of discovering your wasp and bee sting allergy is from being stung and observing the symptoms.
Regardless of the nature of your nest problem, we can provide solutions for quick and easy removal, meaning you don’t have to live in fear of being stung

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