Wasps are a generally a nuisance pest and are feared for their ability to sting – the sting is painful and in some rare circumstances can result in anaphylactic shock (an extreme allergic reaction to the toxins within the sting that without immediate medical attention can prove fatal). Dealing with a wasp nest can be dangerous and professional advice should be sought.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are bees, wasps and ants?
These highly developed social insects are part of the large hymonoptera order of insects which can generally be broken down into three groups – bees, wasps and ants. Their life cycle follows a complete metamorphisis with distinct egg, larval, pupal a ...More
- What are the most common types?
The most common types of bees are the Honey Bees, Bumble Bees and Masonry Bees. The most common types of wasps are the Common Wasp, the German Wasp and the Hornet. The most common types of ants are the Black Garden Ant, the Rogers Ant and the Pharaoh's ...More
- Are they classed as pests?
Bees and waps are a nuisance pest and are feared because of their ability to sting – Ants are also a nuisance pest and can contaminate food products.
- Where are they likely to be found?
Honey bees are normally kept by bee keepers in hives but they can be found in hollow trees and chimney pots. Wasps build their nests out of chewed wood and these are generally found in soil banks, roof spaces, under the eaves of buildings and in bushe ...More
- What control measures can be taken?
Honey Bees – although not a protected species the first course of action should be to contact a bee keeper to see if the swarm can be removed. Inseticide can be applied if the bees are likely to cause harm however every effort must be made to remove ...More
- What do I do next?
Ring Wynyard Pest Control on 07851 185689 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org