• Rhona OConnor

WASPS can cause alarm at this time of year!

Wasps are most active in the late summer months.  If you disturb them or they feel threatened, they can be aggressive.  No one wants a wasp sting which can be very painful and even cause an allergic reaction.

Wasps build their nest from saliva mixed with dried timber and chewed bark which results in a beige/light grey colour construction with a papery like appearance. The Nests can be suspended from trees, nest boxes, rafters in attic spaces, garden sheds, cavity walls – are sometimes formed underground.

If you see a high number of wasps in your garden or home, there’s likely to be a nest close by, either on yours or your neighbour’s property. Wasp stings aside from being extremely painful can cause allergic or toxic manifestations. If you are allergic to wasp venom, an anaphylactic shock from a sting can result in severe, potentially fatal swelling. For that reason, a wasp nest built close to your home is always a cause for great concern.

A mature nest in summer can contain thousands of wasps.  If you disturb it, you may provoke the ones that are inside to attack, as a way of defence. You should never try to treat a wasp nest and getting rid of wasps by yourself if you are sensitive to stings.

To avoid unnecessary risks, it is best to call professional help for the nest removal.

If you find a nest call us on 1800 377 377

Eastern Pest Control are well aware of the stress and cost this causes.   We offer the highest standard – most cost-effective solution available – usually the same day!

More information on our Pest Control Service Click HERE

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