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Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford kill wasps nests within your regions of Manchester, Trafford, Lancashire, North Cheshire and Merseyside for the fixed rate of just £32 or £44.50 for people dwelling in postcode areas L, CW and CH.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford operate seven days per week all through the wasp season of June – November and we never charge extra cash for call outs in the evening hours or at weekend.
In order to eliminate a wasp nest call Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford we answer our phone from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm and this includes weekends.
Throughout The UK Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford destroy three major types of wasps. The Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris), the German wasp (Vespula Germanica) and the so called ‘Euro Wasp’ (Dolichovespula media), a recent arrival from the continent.
In practise it is not necessary for Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford to identify the type of wasp we are managing because they all respond to identical method.
Contrary to urban myth Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford do not ever control hornets (Vespula crabro) within the North West because we just do not get them this far north. There is a local myth in this area that hornets are much smaller than wasps when in fact they are many times bigger.
The biology of all of the type of wasps destroyed by Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford is exactly the same.
The wasp nest is started from a single wasp queen during the early spring. On awaking from her hibernation in late March or early April she will feed herself on aphids and grubs before starting to build the nest.
She makes a cocoon slightly smaller compared to golf ball using ‘wasp paper’, generated by chewing rotten wood and combining it with her saliva.
Within the rudimentary nest she’ll lay several eggs, usually less than 20 and raise these baby wasps until they’re able to fly. As soon as the first batch of wasps are flying she goes inside the nest and never appears again. Her job will now be to lay eggs and she is cared for by the workers.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford will get many calls at the beginning of summer from those who see these early nests in outhouses and garden sheds. Even these small nests really need to be addressed with care as even the queen can sting.
The construction of the nest picks up tempo in June and early July where the nests can double in proportions seemingly every single day.
The eventual measurements the nest is apparently governed by the weather but typically is going to be about the size of a medicine ball. Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford have however seen wasp nests bigger than Borough Council wheelie bin.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford will are frequently asked ‘what good do wasps do?’. Believe it or not for the majority of of the summer they take advantage of garden pests particularly greenfly and caterpillars, so they are literally a friend to the gardener.
For most of the summer the wasps brought to life by the nest are sterile females but as autumn gets near the nest will start to make new queens and males. On average a nest will produce about 2000 new queens.
Because the wasp stinger is a modified ovipositor, male wasps cannot sting, but even Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford are unable to tell a male from a female, so better to avoid.
The males mate together with the new queens then as autumn turns to the cold season the males plus the sterile workers all die and newly mated queens choose a hibernation site to spend the winter prior to starting the comlete process again in the spring.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford are often asked to remove old wasp nests. This really is neither desirable nor recommended. The wasp nest is spent and will definitely never be used again. There’s absolutely no need to remove a wasp nest, even when it is possible to access it, which they rarely are.
Each time a worker wasp feeds a wasp grub in the nest the wasp grub produces a sweet sticky substance that the worker wasps crave. However once we move into late summer the nest no longer develops grubs therefore the workers cannot acquire their ‘fix’ of the sweet substance. It is at this time of the season that they’ll now start to be troublesome, switching from a protein diet of aphids and grubs to a new diet of sweet foods for example fruit.
This is the reason that they will cluster around your barbecues and beer gardens, looking for sweet food and becoming an over-all annoyance.
It is not advisable to make an effort to take care of a wasp nest on your own because it is easy to sustain numerous stings very quickly. Wasps are at their most dangerous in the immediate vicinity of their nests.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford will eradicate your nest for you by adding an insecticide in to the entrance hole. The returning wasps will carry this powder inside the nest and the entire nest should be dead in a short time.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford perform the process from outside the property regardless if it is possible to see the nest internally. Only on rare circumstances will Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford have to go into the loft or attic.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford are often called to wasp nests where home-owner has tried to seal the entrance to the nest will expanding foam or mastic. This is truly a very bad idea and as well as making the work much more challenging for Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford, it will probably force the wasps in to the house.
It’s always best to call Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford to eliminate the nest when you first notice it. Wasp nests treated after mid-September have begun to make the new queens and additional extra-cost work such as smoking or fogging the loft area might possibly be required to eradicate these.
A result of the biology of wasp nests it will be unlikely that you’ll see wasps before late May or early June unless it has been a really warm spring. ‘Wasps’ seen flying around your house in April or May will always turn out to be bees.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford will never destroy solitary bees because they are benign and can’t sting.
Should a ‘wasps’ nest suddenly appears within your garden, usually hanging from a branch of a tree, then they will not be wasps but honey bees. If this happens to you call Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford as we will likely know how to re-home them with a beekeeper. We charge £75 for this service as we must break our day to get the bees to their new home as quickly as possible.
Wasp Nest Control Manchester And Trafford charge £32.00 to remove a wasp nest or £44.50 for postcode areas L, CH and CW.
For comparison listed here are charges charged by some local local authorities correct as at May 2012.
Blackpool Council £40
Fylde Borough Council £63
Preston City Council – Do Not Have A Service
Blackburn Borough Council £53
Bolton Council £52
Wigan Council £49
Salford City Council £46.96
Manchester City Council £54
Trafford Borough Council £55 beneath gutter level, £75 over gutter level.
Stockport Borough Council £42.00
Tameside Council £56.64
Rochdale Borough Council £51
Cheshire East Council £56
Cheshire West Council £57
Wirral Borough Council £46
Liverpool City Council £60
Sefton Council – Don’t Offer A Service
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Pest Control in Manchester Wasp or Bee?
Pest Control in Manchester Wasp or Bee? – as a pest controller covering Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire it has become obvious that there is a great deal of confusion, especially in people under forty between wasps and bees and even between honeybees and bumblebees.
Perhaps in these heath and safety obsessed days schools no longer have the summertime nature rambles of my youth and that is a great pity.
At a distance it is possible to the untrained eye to confuse wasps and honeybees but bumblebees should never be in doubt.
A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor ant but in terms of common understanding we are dealing in North West Britain with just three species which we term wasps, The Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris), The German Wasp (Vespula germanica) and the relative newcomer termed the ‘Euro Wasp’ (Dolichovespula media).
The biology of wasps and bees is very different.
In the late autumn a wasps’ nest dies out completely and is never re-used. The workers and males die but the newly produced queens hibernate for the winter before waking in the spring to start nest building.
At the first sign of warmer weather the young queens emerge from hibernation and commence nest building, mixing rotten wood with saliva to make ‘wasp paper’ with which to construct the nest.
She will lay 15 – 20 eggs in cells inside the nest and tend these until the first workers emerge to take over the nest building process.
Any reports of wasps’ nests prior to June, and certainly any in late April or May will always turn out to be a bee species of which there are many.
Wasp nest building continues throughout the summer and in the autumn the nest produces immature queens and males which then mate. A single wasps’ nest may produce over 2000 new queens.
The bee which makes the honey unsurprisingly is the honeybee (Apis mellifera) but a staggering number of people confuse the honeybee with the bumblebee (Bombus spp.)
The honeybee has an altogether different lifecycle to the wasp, the entire colony surviving the winter, and hence are seen much earlier in the year.
A feature of the honeybee is the way in which new colonies are formed. In late spring and throughout the summer the colony will produce new queens which split or ‘bud’ from the old colony taking several thousand worker bees with them; these are called swarms and can actually be heard in flight.
This causes alarm in many people who will then ring a pest control company and declare that a ‘wasps’ nest’ has just arrived.
Clearly we know immediately that we are dealing with a bee swarm and can often point them in the direction of a beekeeper who may be able to remove the swarm unharmed.
Contrary to urban myth, and indeed the web sites of many local councils, honeybees are not a protected species in Britain and there are circumstances where there is no alternative other than to destroy a colony.
Frequently they establish a colony or ‘hive’ in a chimney stack and where this is venting a gas fire this is clearly dangerous and it is often necessary to destroy the colony.
After destroying the colony the owner of the property has a legal and moral duty to have any honeycomb removed from the stack as if it is left in place it will be robbed out by wild or commercial hive bees, resulting in the death of those colonies.
A responsible pest controller will not destroy a colony unless arrangements to remove the honeycomb are in place.
The bumblebee has a lifecycle similar to a wasp in that only the new Queens survive the winter and start new nests in spring. A bumblebees’ nest is an insignificant affair, now where near as intricate as a wasps’ nest and rarely contains more than 300 workers at most whereas a honeybee colony or wasps’ nest may have upwards of ten thousand inhabitants.
Another common myth is that bees can only sting once and whilst this is true of the honeybee, the bumblebee like a wasp, can sting multiple times.
Bumblebees are however extremely placid and will only ever sting as a last resort and therefore it should rarely be necessary to destroy a bumblebee nest.
That concludes this article entitled – Pest Control in Manchester Wasp or Bee?