Order : Hymenoptera
Large, conspicuous buzzing insects with yellow and black striped, wasp-waisted bodies, 10-15mm long. They have a sweet tooth at one end and a painful sting at the other.
The queen wasp is larger (20mm) and she hibernates over winter, making a nest in the spring in which to lay her eggs. She feeds the grubs on insects until they develop into worker wasps, three to four weeks later. Workers, all sterile females, forage for over a mile in search of food. One nest may produce 30,000 wasps in a year.
At their peak in August and September with the youngsters reared, the workers turn to the sweet food they prefer and become a nuisance wherever this is available. If annoyed or threatened, wasps will sting and the best remedy - after removing the sting with a clean finger nail - is to apply an anti-histamine. Some people react violently to being stung with several dying each year.
Our fully trained operatives will locate the access points of the wasp nest and apply a controlled pestcide into the centre of the wasp nest.Once the pesticide has entered the access point it will begin to dissolve the external casing of the nests structure.
This process also allows the treatment to eliminate worker wasps on their way to and from the food source of the wasp nest.
After several hours exposed to the treatment, the interior of the nest will collapse with casualties seen in and around the nest.
Following the treatment of the wasp nest little or no activity would be expected after 4-5 days.The area affected will no longer be habitable for any further wasp infestation due to the preventitive nature of the treatment.
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