Expert Pest Control Services

Wasp Nest Removal, Control, Eradication and Extermination Throughout Essex, Suffolk and the Surrounding Areas

Ecoguard Pest Solutions offer a full range of pest control services to both home and business clients throughout Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas. We provide first class solutions for wasp nest removal providing a fast and effective wasp nest removal solution using the latest techniques and technologies to ensure we rid your home or business of these pests. We can deal with and are happy to cater for both small and large scale problems.

Here at Ecoguard, we draw upon 25 years experience as one of the country’s leading pest control companies to provide a comprehensive wasp treatment service. No matter what your business’ size or product offering, we understand the disruption and stress that wasp infestations can cause to both people and property. Whether you’re a restaurant losing customers through the threat of being stung, or a local authority worried about the well-being of residents, our market leading wasp nest treatments provide effective relief.

Our work is carried out by our highly trained and qualified technicians who always follow the strict health and safety legislation while utilising the most humane and eco friendly approaches available to us.

About Wasps

The most commonly known wasps, such as yellow jackets and hornets, are in the family Vespidae and are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers. Eusociality is favoured by the unusual haplodiploid system of sex determination in Hymenoptera, as it makes sisters exceptionally closely related to each other. However, the majority of wasp species are solitary, with each adult female living and breeding independently. Many of the solitary wasps are parasitoidal, meaning that they raise their young by laying eggs on or in the larvae of other insects. The wasp larvae eat the host larvae, eventually killing them. Solitary wasps parasitize almost every pest insect, making wasps valuable in horticulture for biological pest control of species such as whitefly in tomatoes and other crops.

Our team of professional pest controllers deal with thousands of cases of wasp and wasp nest removal each summer. Most prevalent between August and September, wasp nests are commonly found in wall cavities such as air bricks and underneath tiles in loft. While queen wasps look to build nests at the beginning of spring, looking to feed their young on protein, it’s during the later summer period where wasps change their diet to feed off carbohydrate (such as fruit) that problems can arise. With everything to fizzy drinks and ice cream becoming a target, quick eradication of wasp nests is vital.

Wasp Life Cycle

The queen emerges from hibernation in early April and searches for a suitable site for her colony. Once one is located, she will lay her first batch of eggs and she will continue to lay eggs through until late summer. The eggs laid during late summer are the ones that produce fertile males and queens. These will mate and the fertilised queens will fly away to select a suitable site to hibernate. The eggs laid prior to this will have produced the sterile male and female worker wasps or Drones that go to make up the rest of the colony. As the weather cools, the workers become slow and aggressive. Combine this with them getting “drunk” on over-ripe fruit and this is when they are at their most dangerous. Colder weather and frost will kill off the workers and fertile males, leaving the new queens in hibernation, waiting to start their own colonies.

Wasp Treatment

Wasp problems are best treated by the destruction of the nest. This is done by insecticidal sprays or dusts. It is a relatively quick and easy process but must be carried out by a trained professional. Once the nest has been treated, a return visit is rarely required. We are not generally asked to remove the nest itself since a new queen will never re-use an old nest. However, if required we can remove it on a return visit for an additional charge.

Remember at Ecoguard Pest Solutions we always use the latest technologies and treatments available meaning they are most humane and environmentally friendly products.

We work in the following locations: Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton, Maldon, Chelmsford, Witham and Braintree. Work further afield will be considered on a job by job basis.