Essex Wasp Control offer a winter wasp nest removal service removing old wasp nests from residential and commercial loft spaces throughout the CM24 area.
Old wasp nests vary in size from melon/football shaped up to very large nests 1-2 meters in diameter and are usually described by our clients as 'a work of art' or something a little more sinister in appearance.
Old wasps nests are removed between November and April. The importance of having an old dead wasp nest removed professionally is it may contain pesticide which has the potential to cause harm to individuals not wearing the correct PPE, also working in an unboarded loft can be dangerous creating a hazard of its own.
Whist carrying out a wasp nest removal any hibernating queens found will be destroyed at no extra cost, hibernation cells are golf ball sized, this is next summer's wasp nest in the making waiting to happen. Destroying the queen in winter gives peace of mind and will save the additional cost calling another pest controller in the summer to destroy it.
Professionally family run, Essex Wasp Control prides itself with referrals, recommendations and a professional approach to pest control management and consider ourselves to be one of the leading wasp nest removal companies protecting homes and business in the CM24 area.
Wasp Life Cycle
There are seven species of social wasps in the UK, it is very likely your wasps were 'The common wasp, Vespula vulgaris' or 'The German wasp, Vespula germanica'.
The Wasp nest starts life in the spring by the queen, the position of the nest may vary but most likely will be located in dry and undisturbed place such as loft spaces or out buildings.
The queen starts to construct her nest with a papery material that she makes by chewing wood mixed with saliva. The nest contains 20-30 cells in which eggs are placed, when the grubs hatch the queen feeds them until they are ready to hatch as worker Wasps.
By July there are sufficient adult workers to take over duties of building the nest and feeding the grubs.
Nest building continues until the colony consists of many 1000's of workers.
In late summer the queen begins to produce reproductive females and males and in the autumn male and female Wasps leave the nest to mate, once mating has finished the male life cycle ends 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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