Essex Wasp Control is a long established, family run pest control company, specializing in professional hornet nest removal, protecting homes and businesses in Cottered and surrounding villages.
We offer a same day, low cost, pest control service and there are no up-front fees. Stocked with the latest pesticides and pest control technologies all Cottered hornet nest removal work is 100% fully guaranteed and working at heights is never a problem.
All technicians are BPCA/RSPH accredited and DBS security checked, ensuring you're in safe professional hands at all times. Your technician will carry out a health and saftey survey at the start of each job, this is included with the price to terminate your hornet nest and will remove any risk of being stung once your nest has been treated. In addition, we will be able to give you a good time forecast on how long it will take for all hornet activty to completely stop.
We are open 7 days a week and are always happy to offer free advice.
For Cottered hornet nest removal, call 0800 612 7035 or send your enquiry online.
Established for over 10 years, we know great service is the bedrock of customer loyalty, a principal that's driven Essex Wasp Control from strength to strength.
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.