Maidenhead Pest Control - professional hornet and wasp control throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor.
Maidenhead Pest Control for total control of hornets. Wasps and hornets are found throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor and they cause distress to homeowners - don't delay - call today.
We have hornets coming in the house at night do we have a hornets nest?
Unlike wasps who the hornets are related to, these insects hunt at night and will often fly in through open windows when the internal lights are on. Generally residents of woodland we get called out to many incidents like this and you may not have a hornets nest but simply one nearby, the solution is to identify which side of the building they are flying to and keep those windows shut.
We carryout hornet treatments and offer a same day service when we can, during busy periods we will have a technician out to you within 24 hours of your call. Do not attempt to deal with a hornets nest yourself as they carry a powerful venom and our technicians are all equipped with suits that are thick enough to protect them fro a hornets stinger.
I can hear gnawing in the loft and we think its a hornets nest are they doing any damage?
Both wasps and hornets build a nest out of wood pulp, they will take seasoned soft wood from items like fence panels and wooden tables, chew this up and mixed with saliva build a paper mac-he like structure. These nests are very light and only a small amount of wood is used.
The sounds that you can hear are the wasps or hornets chewing up and rebuilding the walls of the nest. They build a honeycomb structure on a horizontal axis and this is encased with a thick outer wall of the paper mac-he, as the nest grows in size, they add more layers, tearing down and rebuilding the outer wall as they go.
Neither wasps or hornets chew on cables or do any real damage.
Whats the difference between hornets and wasps?
Hornets and wasps can easily be confused with one another, most people won't hang around to notice the difference and who can blame them? This is what you should look out for:
Hornet control services in Maidenhead
Hornets are much bigger than wasps and measure around 25mm for one of the workers to an impressive 35mm for the Queen. A social insect like the wasp, nest numbers tend to be much lower, the European hornet which is our native species has a yellow head that turns into a dark red thorax at the front and this blends to a bright yellow abdomen at the rear.
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There are seven different species of social wasp - the ones that frighten us, and these are generally all the same. Much smaller than the hornet, they measure in around 12mm to 18mm and they all have the bright yellow and black markings. Wasp nests have larger populations of insects and its not unusual to find numbers in the low thousands in a good year.
We have a simple guide to the identification of wasps, bee's and hornet - click on the button below.
Maidenhead Pest Control for wasps nest and hornets nest removal
When you choose us to get rid of your hornets nest we will survey the remainder of the property and look for other wasps and hornets, in the event we find anymore nests we will include those within the treatment and within the quoted price.
There are two species of hornet in the UK and the one most likely to be encountered in Maidenhead will be the common European hornet.
There's no sting in the tail when you use Maidenhead Pest Control to get rid of your hornets or wasps.
Hornets carry a similar venom to wasps with the addition of serotonin and higher levels of acetycholine; these act to make a hornets sting more painful than a wasp sting. In addition where a wasp carries around 15 mg of venom the hornets carry over three times that amount at 50 mg - these insects pack a powerful punch.
Our technicians wear protective suits that have an additional membrane to protect them from the extra long hornet stinger - don't try and treat these yourself use a professional pest control company and we guarantee all our treatments.
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Call Maidenhead Pest Control for a professional solution to your hornet problem.
Maidenhead Pest Control provides a free telephone consultation if you think you have a hornet infestation.
To let us solve your pest problem, call us today on 01628 30 20 48.
We will attend to any call out within 24 hours of receiving the telephone call with qualified and fully insured technicians for your peace of mind.