Our qualified team of technicians are all professionally trained and certified to be able to provide you with solutions that will solve your wasp problem as quickly and efficiently as possible. Vergo is a certified BPCA member, offering the British Standard for Pest Management.
Risks wasps pose to your business or organisation
A wasp problem can pose a significant risks to a business, particularly those in the hospitality & service industry, such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, and outdoor dining venues. The risks associated with bed bugs include:
Negative impact on reputation: Wasps can be a pain and phobia for some people. If a business becomes known for having a problem with wasps throughout the summer months I may put people off visiting and can damage reputation and result in a loss of customers.
Financial losses: If a wasp nest is discovered on a business’s premises, you should act fast to deal with the infestation, as simply ignoring it may result in loss of revenue. Additionally, if not treated early, wasp infestations can become out of hand and cause worry to customers.
Overall, wasps can significantly impact a business’s reputation and therefore customer referrals. Businesses need to take proactive measures to prevent infestations and address them promptly if they occur.
Interesting Wasp Facts
Watch our short video to discover some interesting facts about wasps.
Wasp & Wasp Nest FAQs
What problems can arise from wasps?
Wasps and hornets are serious pests and are known to sting when disturbed or trapped, which for people who are allergic to stings can cause potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.
Wasp venom contains a cocktail of toxins, some of which can cause Kounis syndrome, where the blood vessels are constricted leading to a heart attack.
Wasps release an alarm pheromone when stinging you, so if you are near the nest, swarms of wasps will react to the pheromone and can also attack you.
How can I tell if I have a wasp nest?
The telltale sign for the presence of a wasp nest is a high level of activity heading to a similar location at your property, normally this activity increases during warm sunny days.
Typical locations you see them flying into are cracks between tiles, or in the eaves.
Do wasps nests need to be removed?
Wasps nests only need to be removed if they are causing a problem and pose a risk to human health.
How to tell the difference between a wasp and a bee?
The main way to differentiate between a wasp and a bee is by their shape. Bees have stout, hairy bodies with flat rear legs whereas wasps have slender bodies with a narrow waist and appear smooth and shiny with a much more radiant yellow colour.
Their nests are also different bee nests consist of exposed combs made from wax, while wasp nests are made from paper and are generally ball-shaped with an outer paper covering.
How do pest control get rid of wasp nest?
As pest controllers, we understand the risks associated with wasp stings. When treating nests we put ourselves very much in line for wasps to attack us. This is why at Vergo we take every precaution to protect our technicians, by ensuring they have the correct PPE to carry out the treatment that minimises any risk.
Where possible our technicians will treat wasp nests from the ground, using extendable poles that enable them to deploy the insecticide or cryogenics (use of ultra-low temperatures) into the nest.
Working at height while treating a wasp nest brings with it another layer of complexity and risk for our team, so where required due to access problems we may need the use of mobile access equipment to ensure that we can safely treat the nest.
How long will a wasp nest last?
Wasps nests go through cycles, usually lasting between 3-4 months.