Essex Wasp Control is a professionally run family business, specializing in hornet nest removal & hornet nest destruction, protecting homes and businesses throughout Abridge and surrounding villages.
Customer Safety is our priority.
Stocked with the latest pesticides and technologies your hornet nest will be dealt with fast and efficiently, backed-up with prompt same day hornet nest destruction appointments, giving 'peace of mind' to residents and businesses, all hornet nest removal and hornet nest destruction work is fully guaranteed. For safety reasons, we request all persons and pet animals are excluded form the treatment area/s and windows are closed.
Essex Wasp Control prides itself with referrals, recommendations and take a professional approach to pest control management, we consider ourselves to be one of the leading family run hornet nest removal companies in Abridge and will not be beaten on service.
We are committed to an unbeatable all-round hornet nest removal service, we will work at heights, there are no-up-front-fees, and offer a significant discount for any additional hornet or wasp nest you may have, subject to the same address.
We are currently not charging VAT, a 20% saving we are for the time being able to pass on to clients.
To book a prompt Hornet, Wasp or Bee appointment for the Abridge area, contact us by phone or if you prefer, send your enquiry online.
Hornet Life Cycle
There is only one native Hornet in the UK which is the European Hornet (Vespa Crabro), however, there are increasing species of non-native Hornet such as the Yellow legged Asian Hornet now appearing in the UK.
The Hornet nest starts life in the spring by the queen, the position of the nest varies but most likely will be located in a dry and undisturbed place such as loft spaces or out buildings.
After eggs are laid it takes between 5-8 days before hatching, when the larvae then undergo five stages over the next two weeks. Through this period the queen feeds the larvae protein rich food that consists of insects.
After this period the larvae will spin a silk cap over its cell entrance and over the next two weeks will transform into an adult Hornet worker.
When newly formed adult Hornets have hatched they commandeer all duties from the queen apart from egg laying. As Hornet numbers increase, workers expand the size of the nest to accommodate the growing colony.
In late summer the queen begins to produce reproductive females and males. These reproductive Hornets will not nest build, forage for food or carry out any other worker duties.
In the autumn male and female Hornets leave the nest to mate, once mating has finished the male life cycle comes to an end and dies. The new fertilized Queens hibernate over winter, emerging from hibernation in the spring to begin the life cycle again by building her own nest.
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