Mission Pest Control have fully qualified, insured and experienced technicians that can remove your wasp problem.

We guarantee our service and will return free of charge if the initial treatment doesn’t work.

For more information or help removing wasps, please call us on 01793 379333 or click here to contact us.

Being stung by a wasp is painful and in some cases, if allergic will cause anaphylactic shock. This risk is mitigated by avoiding the nest area. When we carry out a treatment, we wear PPE and use long lances to safely treat the nest.

Wasp Facts

  • Wasps are from the order Hymenoptera.
  • They are most commonly eusocial living together in a nest, but can be solitary or parasitic.
    Wasps can pick up pathogens (harmful bacteria) on their bodies when they feed on and walk across waste, which spread as they land on worksurfaces and other areas in your property.
  • Wasps are important insect-controlling predators and pollinators, but they can become a pest when they nest close to buildings.
  • They can become particularly aggressive in late summer and autumn, when the colony stops breeding and workers leave the nest in search of sugary foods.
  • There are more than 100 pathogens associated with common wasps, including salmonella, staphylococcus and E. coli.

Difference between wasps and Bees

Mission have a strict re-homing policy for bees. We will not destroy them as they form a vital part of our ecosystem as pollinators. They also make lovely honey! If you think you have bees, please contact the British Bee Keepers Association – https://www.bbka.org.uk/

We have many calls for Wasp control and removal in April/May. At this time of year it will be Bees as the wasp nests have not really started by then.

Please look at the photos below to see the difference between wasps and bees below as you may be charged for visits that turn out to be bees.



Signs of a wasp nest

Wasp nests can be found in trees, the ground and in buildings. If you see wasps gathering in one area, they will either be feeding or the nest is near by. We remove wasps in Swindon and the surrounding areas.

A couple of tips for locating a nest are:

  • Seeing the actual nest in a loft or hanging in a tree (see below picture)
  • A constant stream of wasps going in and out of a hole in the ground, building or tree
  • Watching the horizon between a roof and the sky, you can see the direction the wasps are heading in

It is advisable to avoid going near nests. In a loft, the nest is in darkness, much like if it was underground. The only time that nest would be exposed to light is when it is being dug up by an animal scavenging for food. going into a loft with an active nest can lead to them defending the nest and increasing the chances of being stung.

Wasp on a window
Hanging wasp nest in tree

If in doubt, call one of the qualified professionals at Mission Pest Control to safely remove the wasps. Our number is 01793 379333.

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