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Wasp taken by No-Nonsense Pest Control

As the summer period progresses and autumn rapidly approaches, wasps can become more of a problem, not only to humans, but to the general bee population as well.

There are six species of wasp in the United Kingdom that could cause serious problems for bees and these include the common wasp, the German wasp and the European hornet. Their respective nests can be found in trees, shrubs, hedges, underground and in many cases human properties!

This year, so far, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of nests found in general houses, outbuildings, such as sheds or garages and even in children’s playhouses.

The problems start as the original queen dies off and the new queens leave to hibernate ready for the next season in the coming year. The workers, who have been receiving a reward of a sugary secretion from the larvae, suddenly find themselves without this commodity. Wasps will now go out, with time on their hands, and actively search out new sweet food sources, which could include fruit, berries, food and drink on patios, even sweet tree sap etc, and possibly beehives for the honey.

Wasps will take dead bees for food during the summer months, but during this new phase of “sweet feeding” they may attack live bees and hives in search of the honey.
Any weaker bee colonies may quickly fall victim and be unable to defend themselves from the onslaught of wasps robbing honey.

If a wasp’s nest or hornet’s nest is found in or around your property it is highly advisable to get professional help to deal with it, as at this time of the wasp season, they are certainly likely to be more aggressive and defend their respective areas more aggressively.

Should you need help to deal with a wasp nest or need wasp control or wasp removal, or have a problem with hornets in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood, Verwood or any BH postcode and some SP postcode areas contact:

No-Nonsense Pest Control: 01202 523469 or 07708 944620
or e-mail