Wasp Control and Removal

If you have an issue with a wasps infestation and require wasp control, proofing and removal. We have been servicing customers since 1976 throughout, Exeter, Plymouth, Barnstable, Taunton, Bridgewater, Bridport, Weymouth, Dorchester, Redruth and Truro, contact Valley Pest Control.

Valley Pest Control Ltd Offers a Range of Solutions for Wasp Pest Control, Proofing and Removal

Wasp infestations can be a nightmare in both domestic and commercial settings, causing numerous problems and disruptions in your home or business. Effective and professional wasp pest control is the best way to deal with a wasp infestation. Valley Pest Control Ltd offers a variety of proven wasp control, proofing and removal solutions. We offer our wasp pest control services across the whole of the South West, including Exeter, Taunton, Wellington, Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

Qualified pest control and removal experts

Effective wasp control and removal requires experienced pest control specialists with the right knowledge, equipment and treatments. At Valley Pest Control Ltd, we can offer a fast and effective call out service to eradicate wasps safely and efficiently from any type of premises.

Call us today on 0800 387 219 to keep your premises wasp and hornet free.

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Signs of a Wasp Infestation

  • Visible nests.
  • Increasing number of wasps in the area.
  • Constant buzzing or humming noise. Some wasp colonies can contain up 4,000 – 6,000 wasps each searching for food and protecting their nest.
  • Crumbing wood is a tell-tale sign of a wasp infestation. Although often associated with termites, chewed wood is an indicator that wasps are at large. Wasps chew wood for material to build their nests. Made from chewed wood, pulp and saliva, wasps and hornets nests have paper like walls.

Risks associated with untreated wasps nests

  • Contamination of food, adult wasps like sweet and sugary things.
  • Wasp stings are painful and wasps may defend in large numbers if disturbed or feel threatened.
  • Serious stings can occur if a person suffers from anaphylactic shock which needs immediate medical attention.

Wasps can build their nests in:

  • Roof spaces
  • Out-buildings
  • Storerooms
  • Under the eaves of buildings
  • Tree Cavities
  • Wall Cavities
  • Bird Nest Boxes
  • Loft Spaces
  • Hollow Walls
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Consequences to your business

  • Customers may be fearful of wasps and being stung, therefore may leave your premises as a result.
  • Customers may not feel comfortable returning to your premises and may tell others about their experience which could damage your reputation resulting in a decrease in income.
  • Employees may have a fear of being stung which could result in staffing problems.

Pest Information – Wasp and Bee Stings

There are several species of social wasp found in this country. They are all bright yellow and black and about 10 – 20 mm in length, except for the hornet which is somewhat larger and brown and yellow in colour. They have a very slim waist and are a lot less hairy than bees.

The only wasps which can survive the winter are the young fertilised queens. A queen will emerge from her winter hibernation around mid-April and find a suitable site for her new nest. In nature this will be on a branch, inside a hollow tree or underground. Unfortunately, a loft space, wall cavity or shed will do just as well! The queen then builds the first cell to the new nest herself using chewed wood pulp and lays between 10 and 20 eggs. She then feeds the resulting larvae until they emerge as workers and take over the tasks of enlarging the nest and providing food for the subsequent larvae, which mainly consists of other insects.

The adults satisfy their craving for sweet foods by drinking a sugary secretion produced by the larvae. The nest will usually grow to the size of a football and will be home to about 5000 individuals although in some cases can be quite a bit larger. In the late summer, a generation of males and young queens emerge. They mate and the queens seek a place to hibernate. The other wasps will gradually die off as the weather cools and the cycle starts again the next spring.

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Valley Pest Control Ltd

Post Cross Business Park,
EX15 2BB

Contact Info

Freephone | 0800 387 219
E-mail | [email protected]


Vacancy Available

Due to our continued growth, we have a vacancy for an experienced pest control Technician. Click here download the PDF to learn more.

We also have a Trainee Pest Control Technician position available. Click here to learn more.