Pest control

Show all parts of this guide

11. Wasps

Do wasps cause any real harm?
A wasp sting is caused by the injection of venom into the victim, causing redness and swelling. In some cases more serious effects occur, and you should seek medical advice if this happens. Stings can easily be treated with a cold compress and a suitable antiseptic cream.

How do I get rid of them?
You can use a domestic insecticide spray to knock down and kill flying wasps, although this will not control or eliminate the colony itself. Ideally the whole nest should be destroyed, and we recommend you seek professional help. Our pest control officer will be able to locate the nest and dispose of it using a powder treatment, which is applied around and into the nest entrance.

You can report a pest control problem online

We charge £60.00 for wasp nest removal.