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How to stop a pesky pest problem

The hot weather has created the perfect breeding ground for a summer infestation of rats, wasps and other vermin.

When the weather has been exceptionally dry, you may not see as many bugs outside, but there could be increased activity indoors, as they look to cool down and search for a water source.
What can you do to help?

How To Stop The Pests?

If you’re worried that you might be at risk from an infestation you can put in place some simple repellent measures. The list below will help you keep your home or business free from pests, or make sure your infestation doesn’t expand.

  • Keep food in sealed containers or resealable bags with closed lids.
  • Keep your kitchen clean.
  • Look out for gaps or holes around pipes and cables entering the building and make sure they are correctly sealed.
  • Remember eating sweet food like ice lollies or ice cream can attract wasps.
  • If you have a pet – clear away any food that isn’t eaten straight away.
  • Fix any leaking pipes, faucets, appliances, etc.
  • Vacuum your home or office frequently
  • If you’re experiencing real issues and your home or business has become a feeding ground for pests, then you will need to seek professional help to get rid of and keep away the pests this summer. You can hire a pest control service to come regularly and manage your pest control issues too.We use high-quality tools in conducting this method making sure that all areas, including those that are difficult to reach such as small cracks and crevices, are penetrated without damaging the electronics and other parts of the buildings.

    If you believe you may have a pest problem in your home, leave it to the professionals and contact us or call the PCS team on 01256 389124.

How To Remove A Wasp Nest

Paper wasps have a habit of building nests under soffits and porches. Naturally, this is probably not where you want wasps to be, especially if you have little ones running around or if someone in your home is allergic to wasp stings.

Whether it’s at your home or at work, having a wasp nest can be very distressing. Pest Contract Services specialises in same day wasp nest removal. If you notice a wasp nest please call us today and one of our technicians will be on their way immediately.

Identifying a Paper Wasp Nest

Before you figure out how to remove a wasp nest, you need to make sure paper wasps are the insects you’re dealing with. Some wasp nests are similar in appearance to bees, which may require different removal techniques. In fact, the yellow-faced bee and the rusty-patched bumblebee are protected under the Endangered Species Act, which means you could face a large fine for killing one or even disturbing its habitat. Therefore, it’s important to be 100 percent certain that the nest you’re trying to remove belongs to a wasp.

There are several places a wasp might choose to hang its nest from, including:

  • Attic
  • Soffits
  • Window corners
  • The undersides of porches and decks
  • The insides of grills or hose reels
  • A professional pest control specialist can help you accurately identify if your problem is a paper wasp nest or something else.

    Wasp Nets VS Bee Hives

    Wasp nests and bee hives are commonly confused which can lead to unsuccessful results as treatment available for each differs. Bees are an endangered species and a bee nest should only be removed if it poses a significant threat. Treatment for a wasp nest is more common and with our products can be carried out very efficiently on a DIY basis. The main way to identify a wasp from a bee nest is by looking at the material used to construct the nest. Wasps build nests with a ‘paperlike’ substance from chewed wood fibre and saliva whereas bees use beeswax, a waxy substance they secrete from their abdomens to create their detailed hive structure.

    How to Remove a Wasp Nest

    If you find a paper wasp nest on or near your home, you’re probably going to want to get rid of it. Although it’s not a paper wasp’s mission in life to hunt you down and attack you, stings are possible.

    When determining how to get rid of a wasp nest, you need to be aware of the fact that the queen is the key to the colony’s survival. That means that if you try to knock down, dismantle or even apply spray to the nest, the wasps will think you’re attacking them. In an effort to protect their queen, they’re going to use the only defences they have, which are their stings.

    In addition, it’s important to know that removing a paper wasp nest on your own can put you in the path of dozens of paper wasps, and each wasp can sting you multiple times.

    Don’t Get Stung – Call A Professional

    The best thing to do if you need to remove a wasp nest is to call a professional. Not only do they know what they’re doing, they have all the protective gear necessary to avoid getting stung.

    They will also be able to dispose of the nest properly so that it doesn’t become a hazard to someone else. What’s more, professional pest controllers are trained and have access to products which aren’t available to the public. These are more powerful than what you can pick up off a supermarket shelf and will therefore ensure the successful removal of any wasps.

    If you are beginning to notice wasps around your home or business and think a nest is nearby, call us at 01256 389124 or contact us online to get rid of a wasp nest today!