Wasp & Bee Removal Services in Edinburgh
Wasp and Bee infestations are not only a nuisance which disrupts both you and your family’s daily life, but depending on scale it can put your home, health and wellbeing at risk.
Our experienced team of specialist pest control technicians are always available to assist with any difficult wasp or bee invasions. We provide removal methods and pest prevention management across Edinburgh, for both domestic and commercial properties.
Wasp & Bee Removal FAQ
Although these insects look very similar, Wasps and Bees tend to differ in their lifestyle and habits. There are a few ways to identify their differences which helps us better familiarise ourselves with their characteristics. In terms of pest control, it is very important to identify correctly the kind of invasion you have, so that our technicians can apply the correct methods accordingly. The common misidentification usually occurs between Honey Bees and Wasps.
Wasps are narrow waisted insects, who generally have smooth and shiny skin. They have four wings followed by a combination of yellow and black patterns. Honey Bees on the other hand, measure around 2.5 cm long. Some bees will also have a combination of yellow and black patterns, whilst others are entirely black. While both insects are capable of providing painful stings, Honey Bees tend to attack when provoked, whereas Wasps are generally more aggressive in nature and will attack more often.
The most obvious way of identifying an infestation would be due to the presence of the Wasp or Bee themselves. Of course, it is natural to have the occasional Wasp flying around outside during the summer, but depending on the number of the insects present, you may wish to call a member of our team for some professional advice. You may locate, or find traces of, the nest in which these insects have constructed. There is a difference between the materials a Bee uses to construct a nest, as opposed to the ones used by Wasps. Wasps will generally build a nest using chewed wood pulp, mixed with saliva. This gives the nest a papery appearance with a distinctive texture to its walls. You will usually find a wasp nest located in a sheltered area with easy access to the outdoors. Be sure to check areas of your home which will meet the criteria desired by wasps to construct their nests. This includes places such as underneath attic roof eaves, inside wall cavities, within bird boxes or inside sheds and garages.
Bees nests, on the other hand, tend to differ in appearance between the various species of bee. Much like the desire of Wasps, Bees prefer to build their nests in dark, dry cavities in a variety of unexpected places. Some Bees will nest underground in places such as abandoned rodent holes, underneath sheds and within compost heaps. When constructing their nests within our domestic dwellings, Bees will opt for a much more undisturbed location. They prefer quieter areas, away from heavy social traffic and out of the sun to prevent the nest overheating. If the structure of the nest appears to consist of a waxy substance, you can be almost sure you are looking at a Bees nest.
We recommend you contact a member of our team at the time of noticing an increased number of Wasps or Bees, either within your home our garden. As we mentioned, it is common for us to experience larger volumes of these insects during the summer months as they emerge from hibernation, maxing out in quantity throughout the autumn period. It is important to eradicate and prevent a Wasp infestation as soon as possible, due to the workers becoming increasingly more aggressive nearing the end of the summer season. You will be at an increased risk of receiving a Wasp sting at this time, so clearing any invasions early will prevent an attack. Our expert team of pest controllers, based in Edinburgh, are always available to assist you with any established and potential Wasp or Bee infestation problems. A specialist technician will carry out a thorough assessment of your home and investigate for any traces of a nest. We will then advise you on the recommended method of pest control, following with expert advice on how to prevent a future infestation from occurring.
Do not try removing the nest yourself
Never, under any circumstances do we advise our customers to attempt the removal of a Wasp or Bee nest themselves. It is extremely dangerous to try and destroy an established nest through the use of insecticides. Not only does these products contain high levels of toxic substances, but you can usually cause more damage trying to remove a nest yourself. The Bees and Wasps inside the nests will feel threatened at the slightest contact and may become more and more aggressive in order to protect their queen.
Instead, it is always worth contacting one of our experienced pest control technicians for information and advice. To reduce the risk of stings to you and your family, arrange for a professional wasp removal treatment followed by methods of prevention against future invasions occurring. Our Wasp and Bee proofing methods will provide your home with the highest quality, maximum security which will result in eliminating the access Wasps and Bees may have to the inside of your home.