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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.