FAQ

CONTENTS
  1.  How much does the treatment cost?
  2.  How do I know if I have a Nest?
  3.  Will they come back next Year?
  4.  Can I just block the hole or DIY the problem?
  5.  What is your Guarantee?
How much does the treatment cost?

Standard call out charge for Wasps is £50 for Balby, Conisbrough, Hyde Park, Wheatley and Bentley.

Outside of these areas, price may increase. It is always best to ring for an accurate quote.

Bee Treatments start from £60 and require up to 5 days for complete inactivity from the bees.

The call out charge includes one treatment and is not dependent on their actually being a pest problem.

Once we have arrived, if for some reason we cannot treat the nest due to an error not our fault (i.e. hoverflies instead of wasps) we hold the right to charge the full amount agreed.  

Additional nests located on the same property can be treated at the same time for a £10-per-nest charge.

Other areas in South Yorkshire welcome, please contact for an accurate quote.

Guaranteed removal/destruction of the wasp or Bees nest.

 

You will not be charged more than the agreed price, unless additional details have been missed out by the customer.

Just be as clear as you can when you are describing your problem and include details like:

  • Height of you property

  • Location of the problem

  • Bees or Wasps

  • House extensions or hard to reach areas

  • No loft ladder or loft is not bordered out (If you do not know, do not worry as this will not effect the price)

How Do I know if I have a Nest?

 

A distinct pattern of wasp behaviour can be observed at the entrance of a nest.  

 

While the nest may not be visible, the insects will be congregating at the entrance. This can  be a very small hole or crack. They will appear to be coming and going on a "flight path".

 

Returning insects will often hover briefly near the entrance then ‘disappear’ into the opening.
Wasps will leave the same area in a purposeful manner.

 

Places to look at if you suspect more wasps than usual are bothering you in the garden or appearing repeatedly in the same room of the house - these usually are:    

 

Outside around the gutter line outside or wasp activity in the loft space.    

 

If you are finding insects in a bedroom or bathroom in numbers, then stand back from the house  and look for the above described congregating behaviour.

Check each line of tiles further up the roof than the gutter, or where wood meets masonry such as window  ledges, fascia boards and around Velux™ windows and lead flashing.

 

Air bricks are frequently used as an exit for a nest situated in the cavity wall and also vent openings.

 

Check architectural features such as hollow roof voids over porches, bay windows and wooden fascia cladding.

 

Garden nests can be found in sheds, bird boxes, compost heaps, hanging from bushes or trees or cracks  underneath steps.

Remember wasps do not hang around in groups unless they are close to the area of their home.  

Will they come back next year?

 

Each nest belongs to a single queen wasp and the whole colony will eventually die out naturally as the cold weather draws in towards the end of the year.  
Prior to this, numerous new queen wasps will have been nurtured within the nest, released into the community, mate and then hibernate over the winter months.
The following spring, these individual queen wasps come out of hibernation and start up the whole process again with their own colony. Treatment of the nest will wipe out that particular colony, including all its potential queen wasps.  

 

Old nests are not re-inhabited, however if an active nest situated within the fabric of the building is not correctly treated, then as the cold weather begins from September onward, increasing problems start to occur. In an attempt to stay near warmth and light, insects turn back on the property, working their way into the rooms, becoming trapped, crawling around half alive on the carpets and dropping down in increasing numbers onto window ledges; many people and their pets get stung at this time.
Can I just Block the Hole or DIY the Problem?

The observable entrance to the wasps nest acts as the ‘front door’ through which the workers will service the nest.  

 

Their behaviour patterns will be similar to a scheduled flight path and the wasps will have repeated a ‘follow my leader’ routine for weeks if not months prior to discovering the wasps nest.  

 

If this pattern is disturbed by blocking this entrance, the colony will now attempt to create new exits from the building and this can lead to multiple routes being formed elsewhere.  

 

Since successful treatment is often by treating and shutting down the singular route being used it is easy to see how blocking can leave a lot of the insects escaping treatment.  

 

It is unwise an dangerous to try and resolve a wasp problem yourself!

Wasp Treatment Guarantee.

With either of the two treatments available, a guarantee is offered.

Poisoned: Having had the nest treated with poison, this guarantee entitles you to pay nothing after the initial cost if the nest is still active up to 1 week after treatment.

Extracted: After the nest has been extracted, if you are still seeing wasps at the same location of the removed nest, or you see them rebuilding on the same spot, the guarantee entitles you to a visit so I can come and assess the situation or retreat. There will be no charge for this extra service.

The guarantee only applies to a job I agree to perform; as long as it falls under one of these 2 treatments.

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