Wasp Nest Removal in Kent
Quick guide to our wasp nest removal service
When you want to get rid of wasps it’s a job for the professionals. For a cost between £35 – £45 Arrowguard will identify and safely treat and remove wasp nests from homes and businesses in Kent. Contact us free today on 0800 013 0181.
Identifying A Problem
Wasps are small winged flying insects with a rather nasty sting in their tail. There are several species of wasps and some of these are up to 30mm in length. Their eyes are kidney shaped, they have two pairs of wings, the hind wings smaller than the forewings. The wings are folded longitudinally at rest and the mouth parts are adapted for chewing and licking.
Wasps can become a nuisance from May to November, although nests will usually be more active during the Summer months. To find the source of a problem with wasps an inspection needs to be made on the outside of the property, which will identify any wasp entry points. You will usually see wasps darting in and out of a specific hole or in crevices, under eaves or vents and this would identify a nest. On occasions wasp nests may be found in compost heaps, tree stumps and in the ground, in trees and shrubbery.
How a nest emerges
The fertilised queen wasp emerges from hibernation around mid-April and searches for a suitable site for a nest. The Queen rears the first brood of worker wasps by herself and upon hatching these workers will carry on the building of the nest. The Queen, the only wasp able to lay eggs, will remain in the nest laying more eggs for further broods. The more workers there are, the quicker the nest will grow.
By late Summer normal wasp nests will contain from 3,000 to 5,000 wasps and be up to 30cm across. With cooler weather, the workers and mates may become tired and aggressive towards anyone interfering with them. The cold winter weather kills off all the workers and males – only the Queen survives.
Wasp stings can be very painful and an antihistamine is recommended to take down the irritation and swelling. A wasp can withdraw its sting from the victim but a bee cannot. Histamine in the body reacts with the venom causing redness, flare and weal in the skin. In some extreme cases a wasp sting may cause anaphylactic shock which can be life threatening.
Our Assessment, Treatment and Guarantee
Arrowguard carry out a treatment to destroy wasps which involves an application of Ficam Insecticidal Dust (active ingredient: Bendiocarb) directly into the nest from the outside of the building. The treatment is usually effective within 36-48 hours, but some activity may be seen up to 96 hours later. We will guarantee our treatment as long as we can identify the specific nest and are able to treat it directly.
On every treatment to destroy these pests we provide our clients with the relevant health and safety information. Arrowguard staff are fully trained, registered and licensed to use all chemicals and materials.
Arrowguard understand the habits of pest species and use that knowledge to choose the proper control methods and materials and to develop an effective control programme. We are clear in the knowledge that your time is precious and we have total respect for:
- Your family
- Your pets
- Your time
- Your home
- Your business
At all times we operate the highest levels of safety when dealing with your people and pets.
Cost For Treatment
While every wasp pest control job is different, here are some typical costs. Our rates are extremely competitive compared to most companies at a cost of £35 – £45 and we are usually able to attend the premises within 24 hours.
Testimonials From Our Customers
We were plagued with wasps, and my husband was allergic to wasp and bee stings so we required a professional company to assist us. Arrowguard were out to us within hours and eradicated the problem. We were more than satisfied with their friendly, reliable efficient service.
Sally and Brian – Meopham
We were recommended to Arrowguard by friends of ours as we had wasps swarming all over the place. We called the company and they were with us the same day. They located two wasp nests and destroyed them efficiently and safely.
The Angel Inn – Addington
Arrowguard came out to us and identified the various species of pest wasp we had. They then found three individual nests. We had no cause for concern on price as the company agreed to treat the extra nests for a minimal fee. We found Arrowguard to an honest, integral, and thorough company.
Steven Pryer – The Old Manor Residential Home – Otford
My little girl suffered from allergies and when we found a wasp nest on the side of our house I wanted someone out straight away. Our neighbours had used Arrowguard recently for treatment of garden ants. The office staff were very knowledgeable in their role and connected us to one of their senior pest technicians who we found to be very reassuring.
Mrs Thompson – The Old Rectory – Weald – Sevenoaks
Pest Control Solutions For Everyone
Arrowguard provide pest control solutions for clients throughout Kent and London, including:
Maidstone – Medway – Chatham – Dartford – Gillingham – Meopham – Gravesend – West Malling – Aylesford – Rochester – Tunbridge Wells – Sevenoaks – Canterbury – Ashford – Bexley – Bromley – Faversham – Whitstable.
Wherever you are, our family-run business has over 40 years of satisfying clients with our pest control solutions.