Common Wasp, German Wasp
(vespula vulgaris, vespula germanica)
Adult size (approx.): 1cm-2cm
Essex & Herts Pest Control offer a same-day, low cost wasp nest removal service for homes and businesses throughout Essex & East Hertfordshire and stocked with the latest pesticides we ensure your wasp problem is dealt with fast and efficiently.
Unlike most council pest control services, there's no up-front fee, we will work at heights and no increased fees for businesses.
A wasp sting can bring on anaphylactic shock a potentially fatal condition, use our NHS postcode checker to find your nearest NHS services for emergency help and advice.
We are fully qualified, fully insured, CRB compliant and carry ID at all times.
The Wasp can form nests in loft spaces, wall cavities, trees, hedges and in the ground. The nest is formed by the Wasp chewing wood creating a paper like material, which can become extremely large. Colonies survive one season in Britain with a new nest starting each Spring by over wintered Queens. They forage on a wide range of foods including sweet substances, Insects and Spiders. They can be aggressive if threatened.
Egg – Larvae – Pupae - Adult
many thousands laid by the Queen in hexagonal cells
legless Grubs nurtured by workers within their cells
Develop approx in 2 weeks in their cells
Workers winged with black and yellow stripes with an average size of 12mm. Queens are also winged with the same colouring and are slightly larger.
Can be a nuisance, particularly if nests are near or within a building. They are feared due to their painful sting, which has been known to be quite dangerous, it is common for a wasp sting to bring on anaphylactic shock a potentially fatal condition if not treated immediately by medical services. They have been known to carry diseases by feeding from rotten material but are very rare.
Dusts are best used in this instance, preferably from a distance as the dust aggravates them. Essex & Herts Pest Control use the latest pesticides destroying your wasp nest straightaway removing any threat.