You should never attempt to destroy a wasp’s nest, called a Wasp Byke, on your own. Disturbing the nest can cause wasps to aggressively attack and sting you, your family, and your pets.
If you have a small wasp nest that’s easy to access, you may be able to eliminate it yourself with a can of wasp killer. However, larger infestations can be more difficult to treat.
Eliminate the Infestation
Having wasps around your home can be a nuisance, particularly when the weather gets warmer and they start building their nests. Often these nests are situated in dark or sheltered places such as soffits, chimney pots, vents, attics and sheds. If they are positioned in an area that is frequented by humans, they can be a serious hazard and need to be dealt with as soon as possible.
The risk of stings increases as the wasp population grows and they defend their nest and food from other insects, including people. If the wasps feel that their nest is being threatened then they can become aggressive and cause multiple stings. It is best not to approach a wasps nest in Glasgow unless you are a pest control expert and have the necessary PPE and safety equipment. In some cases, a professional will use chemicals or a fumigation treatment to kill the wasps.
Once the wasps have been killed, the nest can be removed. A good wasp removal service will carry out a full site survey and identify any entryways that could allow more wasps to get into the property. They will also recommend any preventative measures that should be taken. These may include installing insect screens on soffits, chimney pots and vents, applying a creosote coating to wood or staining the eaves of a shed to help deter wasps from making their way inside.
A wasps nest will only last for one wasp season and it will be abandoned at the end of Summer. If left untreated, it can disintegrate quickly when exposed to the elements. In some cases, wasps can chew through the wood in a shed or soffit to make a pulp for their nest and this can lead to damage which will need to be repaired.
A professional wasps nest removal company will have the appropriate safety equipment, specialised tools to reach high locations and chemical fumigants to treat a wasps nest. They will fully assess the situation and determine if they need to evacuate you or your family whilst carrying out the treatment.
Safely Remove the Nest
The warm weather of spring and summer means that you are more likely to see wasps around your home. These stinging insects are territorial and aggressive, especially when their nests are threatened. In addition to posing a safety risk, they can also cause life-threatening allergic reactions in children. Consequently, you should seek professional wasp removal in Glasgow if you have a wasp’s nest on or near your property.
While many people try to remove wasps’ nests on their own, this is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. If you do decide to tackle a wasp’s nest yourself, make sure to wear proper protective equipment such as gloves and a face mask. Also, be sure to choose a time of day when the wasps are least active.
Wasps will build their nests anywhere there is a crack or crevice, such as wall cavities, roof eaves, sheds, and lofts. For this reason, a pest control expert will need to conduct an extensive survey of your property before carrying out wasp nest removal in Glasgow. Using specialist pest control equipment, the experts will locate the nest and identify the species of wasp that is present on your property.
In some cases, the professionals may need to spray a large area of your property with a special chemical that is designed to destroy the nest. This process is usually conducted in a safe and open area away from pedestrians, and a suitable exit route should be identified beforehand.
You should never attempt to use water to remove a wasp’s nest, even if it is indoors. Doing so can lead to water damage, which can result in expensive repair bills. In addition, it could also lead to the growth of mould and other unwanted spores.
Eliminate Ltd has the experience and expertise to safely handle wasps’ nest removal in Glasgow. Our technicians are fully qualified to RSPH level 2 and keep their skills up-to-date to ensure that they can provide the best pest control services for your property. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
Reduce the Risk of Stings
As the summer gets warmer, bees and wasps become more active, increasing the likelihood of stings. Although it’s uncommon to die from bee stings, they can cause serious or even life-threatening problems for people who are allergic. For this reason, it’s important to protect yourself from bees and wasps, especially if you have young children or pets.
The first thing to do is keep a close eye on any wasp activity around your property. Often, the presence of wasps indicates that there’s a nest nearby. You should also take care to avoid walking or sitting in areas where you know a wasp nest is located. Attempting to disturb the nest can trigger the wasps inside to defend it aggressively and sting you repeatedly. Nests can start off small (golf ball sized) and then grow to be the size of a beach ball and contain thousands of wasps.
Stings can be painful and uncomfortable, but they are usually not dangerous unless you have an allergic reaction. In the case of a severe allergy, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately. It’s also advisable to use a medical alert bracelet and carry an adrenaline kit in case of a severe reaction.
If you’ve been stung, the first thing to do is clean the area and then apply a cold pack to reduce swelling. You can also treat the sting with over-the-counter pain relievers and antihistamines if needed. If you’ve been stung multiple times, seek medical advice about a possible secondary effect known as post-sting syndrome. It occurs because the proteins in the venom break down the cement that holds body cells together, releasing tiny tissue debris that would normally be eliminated by the kidneys. This can lead to a build-up of toxic debris in the bloodstream that may lead to organ failure and death.
Eliminate Ltd offers a full range of services to remove bees and wasps, including treating and removing their nests. We’re RSPH level 2 qualified pest controllers, so you can trust us to get the job done safely and effectively. We can treat single bees and wasps, or entire colonies, preventing them from returning to your home or business next year. Contact us today to find out more about our treatments.
Prevent Recurring Infestations
Insect infestations can be a major problem for any property, especially if they are left untreated. This can be a costly issue for businesses and individuals as they can cause damage to your premises and leave behind health hazards. It is therefore vital that you seek the help of a pest control expert as soon as you notice any signs of an infestation.
While you can attempt to remove benign, small nests yourself, it is not recommended to tackle larger or more complex cases without professional assistance. Trying to disturb a wasps’ nest can cause them to aggressively attack and sting you, as well as any children or pets that may be nearby. Moreover, it is unlikely that you will be able to effectively kill off the queen wasp and prevent further nests from developing if you disturb or upset her.
Rodents are a significant nuisance and threat to human health and safety, causing damage to property and potentially spreading serious bacterial diseases through their urine, droppings and contact with food preparation areas. According to a ‘Rat Map’ published by Direct Line Home Insurance, Glasgow leads the way for rodent infestations with a 34 percent increase in numbers over the last three years. North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire both saw a decrease in the number of rodents.
It’s not surprising that rats thrive in the crowded city of Glasgow, which has numerous derelict and run-down buildings. As a result, they often seek shelter in these structures and can chew through pipes and insulation, leading to damp and condensation. They can also carry serious bacterial infections such as salmonella and listeria, which can be transmitted to humans through their faeces.
The city’s disadvantaged communities such as Govanhill are particularly at risk of rodent infestation, with many residents being homeless or living in temporary accommodation. As a result, they are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the pandemic and to the exploitation and negligence of landlords. Students, in particular, are likely to be targeted by opportunistic landlords as they have little experience of renting property and are inexperienced with the issues that can arise. For this reason, students should be sure to join a tenants’ union, which can help them to support one another and to speak out against rogue landlords.