Some Interesting Information About Wasps
Wasps are easily identified with their yellow and black markings and feared by almost everyone!
Wasp nests are formed from chewed wood which is made into a paper maché type constructions.
Nests can be found inside and outside buildings, both above and below ground.
In the autumn / winter all the male and worker wasps die.
Only the Queen survives by over wintering in an old nest or a suitable site and will then begin a new colony in the spring, which may house up to 25,000 insects.
This colony of wasps can grow into thousands of them by the end of the season.
To help locate a nest on your property, look out for a busy flight path, this could be in the eaves of your house or somewhere in your garden.
Unlike bees, wasps do NOT swarm.
Treatment – Wasp Removal
Bug Busters will assess the site and plan the best way to treat the wasps.
After full protective clothing is donned Bug Busters will treat the nest / entry point with an insecticidal powder containing Permethrin, the wasps then walk on the powder and slowly proceed to carry it through to the nest where they then lick it off of themselves therefore causing death.
The treatment carried out may take 24 – 48 hours to have a full effect if the ball of the nest is not completely accessible.
If however the nest is fully visible the treatment should destroy the nest within 1 – 3 hours depending on the size of the nest.