Pest eradication using poisons, chemicals and drastic measures is not always the best solution. Bees and wasps can be removed and relocated to a more convivial spot without any deaths occurring and with minimal distress to all parties.
Relocation is better for them, for the planet and its other inhabitants. You may not realise it but bees and wasps are integral to a healthy ecosystem. Eliminate them and we’re causing ourselves problems. Bees pollinate and wasps eat crop harming pests. To replicate their activities would cost billions of pounds every year.
Berkshire pest control experts appreciate that finding wasps or bees in or around your property is stressful and that the situation needs rectifying as soon as possible. Contact a specialist wasp relocation and bee nest removal specialist like the long established team at Pest Control Berkshire. (They also serve surrounding counties.) This proves far more effective than screaming and arm swishing.
In the UK you’re most likely to see:
- (These are called Dumbledore in Cornish.)
- Tree bees.
- Solitary/Masonry bees.
- There are 254 species of Honeybee and Solitary bees in the UK and a total bee species count globally of approximately 20000.
- Although there are hundreds of wasp species it is likely that you’ll encounter a German Wasp or Common Wasp in the UK.
- A hornet is normally of the European species.
- Bees use the materials that they find in and around their chosen location for their homes. Small sticks, straw and any other materials that lend themselves to nest construction, like the hair on plants, for example.
- Bumblebee nests are far less organised than the hexagonal shaped cells of their Honeybee cousins home.
- Dead bees are generally pushed out of the nests by the worker bees and left at the entrance.
- Wasps like to create their nests by using wood pulp which they chew, mixing it with saliva to make the building material. This is why wasp nests look papery.
- Bees swarm, wasps don’t.
- Hornets are larger than wasps and are less aggressive. When they sting, it’s painful.
- Females wasps can sting repeatedly.
- At its peak a hornet’s nest can contain 700 inhabitants.
- During the course of just one summer 25000 wasps can be in a colony.
By following their flight path you can identify exactly where the wasp or bee nest is located. Don’t get too close. Remember these pests sting when they feel threatened so encroaching on their space as a non-professional could prove painful. Experts know how to achieve tasks in a pain free manner so please allow us to take the risks. Stay safe.
Berkshire pest control specialists have heard tales of people trying to burn nests, scald and kill wasps or bees with boiling water and even use of petrol as a device.
Please don’t follow these examples. Qualified professionals exist because DIY methods may not work but they can place people in danger.
Trust wasp relocation and bee nest removal specialists to handle your problem.