Wasp Control

Effective London pest control for Wasps

Wasps present a very real health and safety problem in areas visited by members of the public  such as shopping centres, parks and recreational areas. They are also a very real threat for any business involved in storing, preparing and serving food. Whilst wasps usually eat insects, they also feed on dustbin waste and animal carcasses. For a restaurant owner they can be an absolute nightmare in turning away potential customers before they have even reached the door.

Wasps are a real nuisance to human beings especially in the late summer. The cooler weather makes them more likely to sting and unlike a bee, a wasp can sting many times. The sting can be very painful and in extreme cases can even cause an anaphylactic shock.

DIY treatments are rarely effective and possibly hazardous. Call in the professionals. In our experience, a combination of treatments will be needed to effectively deal with your wasp problem including professional grade residual insecticides and baiting systems (as well as safely removing and destroying the wasps’ nest). It may also be necessary to install discreet electronic fly killers as part of your ongoing preventative regime.

Contact Dyno-Pest today if your business is being affected by wasps.

DIY treatments don’t work

DIY treatments are rarely effective and possibly hazardous. Call in the professionals. In our experience, a combination of treatments will be needed to effectively deal with your wasp problem including professional grade residual insecticides and baiting systems (as well as safely removing and destroying the wasps’ nest). It may also be necessary to install discreet electronic fly killers as part of your ongoing preventative regime.

“Power of 3” protection programme

Whilst it is impossible to guarantee that wasps will never infest your premises again, Dyno-Pest’s ‘Power of 3’ protection programme can greatly reduce the risk:

  1. Wasp risk assessment. Dyno-Pest surveyors will undertake a thorough assessment of your premises identifying risk hot spots that could lead to an infestation.  There is no charge for this.
  2. Dyno-Pest technicians will recommend a preventative and management treatment regime which will include scheduled inspection visits.
  3. Training for your teams.  Dyno-Pest technicians can train your team in how to identify the earliest signs of activity and how they can play their part by adjusting their habits.

Contact Dyno-Pest today if your business is being affected by wasps and you want to find out more about Dyno-Pest’s approach to proactive pest management.

For help with pest control for your business
Call 020 7582 9241

 

 

Eradicating Wasps for London homeowners

Many people confuse wasps with bees, particularly honey bees, which do have a somewhat similar appearance and are around the same size. The Common wasp is the one most usually found in the UK and it always has bright yellow and black stripes. The honey bees’ stripes are more subtle – a kind of black and dark brown or black and golden brown colour. Honey bees are usually more hairy than wasps too. Bumblebees are less often confused with wasps as their bodies are rounder and much furrier.

Wasps and bees can also be differentiated by their nests. Wasps build paper nests either underground or in cavities in trees, walls and buildings and their nests are usually spherical ranging in size from that of an orange to a large beach ball. Bees build their nests out of wax cells that they stack on top of one another. Honeybee nests tend to be larger than those of wasps. Bumblebees nest underground or in compost heaps or piles of leaves and similar.

The thing to remember about wasps is that they’ll only sting if they feel threatened, so it’s best to leave them alone and resist the urge to wave your arms around and shoo them away. This can aggravate them and if they sting or are killed, they release a pheromone that lets the rest of the nest know it’s under threat and instead of just one wasp, you could have hundreds of aggressive wasps around. Unlike bees, wasps can sting a number of times. Different people will react in different ways to the sting, from almost no effect at all to severe allergic reactions. Most will suffer pain and swelling to various extents. Stings are best treated with ice packs and antihistamine creams, though those suffering extreme reactions or with stings close to the face and neck should seek urgent medical attention.

Dyno-Pest technicians will safely remove your wasps nest

Dyno-Pest technicians will deal with your wasp problem quickly and efficiently with all the correct equipment to do so safely.

Because wasps’ nests can often be located in areas that are hard to access such as loft spaces and under the eaves of houses and due to the aggressive nature of the wasps, they are best dealt with by professionals.If you try to remove the nest yourself, you could end up being stung not just once, but hundreds of times.

While bees are not actually protected, they are not considered a pest and so you should go to the British Beekeeping Association (BBKA) site if you have a problem with swarming bees.

For help with pest control for your home
Call 020 7582 9241