Wasp Pest Control & Tips for Spotting a Wasps Nest

Wasps and why they are a problem

Wasps not only can be a real nuisance, but they also pose a health risk if they decide to nest within the confines of your home or work. As well as their sting being painful, they can cause some serious harm to anyone who is allergic to their stings, which is more common than you might think. An allergic reaction can be very dangerous if not dealt with quickly, and if the reaction is unexpected, this can cause extra issues in that the individual may not know how to seek assistance. Wasps are not a pest you want to take lightly, since up to 6,000 wasps can live in a single large nest and produce anywhere up to 30,000.


How to spot a wasp nest

Here is a list of the most commonly known areas that will help you find wasps and their nests.

They can be found:

  • In small, sheltered areas of buildings such as cracks in walls
  • In lofts, among the beams or in dark crevices
  • Under roof tiles
  • In holes in the ground
  • Outside areas such as bushes, trees, in garden sheds or in garden architecture such as trellis


Wasps usually make their nests in the late spring every year, and these will only grow in size during the summer time. Being the height of winter, it’s the perfect time of year to start planning ahead, by filling cracks and crevices where possible that wasps might favour come the summertime, and becoming aware that wasps will be creating their nests soon. To prepare for this during the spring keep an eye out around the areas listed; it’s best to do this as soon as possible so that the wasps nest doesn’t grow to big!


Attempting to remove the nest yourself can prove difficult as wasps will defend themselves and attack anyone they feel is a threat. The venom in wasps contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become even more aggressive and dangerous. Therefore it is extremely important that the wasp nest is removed by trained professionals – this is where we come in.


How Axatax can help

As soon as you spot a wasp nest, that’s when it’s time to call in the experts at Axatax who will deal with your wasp problem immediately before they cause further danger to you or damage to your property. We are proud to provide an extremely responsive service, and endeavour to deal with your wasp infestation on the same day, or definitely within 24 hours.


We provide quick, efficient, and cost-effective wasp nest removal all throughout Milton Keynes and other local regions in the Midlands. Not only does our Axatax team remove wasp nests, we also specialise in managing birds, rodents, bees and more.


Do you think you have a pest problem in your home or work area? Then contact Axatax today on 01908 618128 to arrange a visit, if you have a few questions, or need some advice and guidance – anything you are concerned about, do just get in touch!


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