Maidenhead Pest Control - professional wasp nest removal throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor. 

Maidenhead Pest Control for total control of wasps and hornets. Wasps are a summer nuisance throughout Maidenhead, Ascot and Windsor. 

Why do we have wasps in our house every year? 
Wasps are a seasonal pest emerging from hibernation around April and becoming a major pest throughout the summer months, a good sized nest could contain thousands of wasps by mid-summer to prompt treatment is recommended. One single Queen wasp starts each nest from scratch at the start of their season, she lays egg's which hatch out into female drones - their job is to protect the nest and bring in insects to eat, the more drone she can lay means more food so its common for homeowners to get wasps nests in their property year after year. 
For more information on how wasps build their nests and the lifecycle of a wasp nest - click on this link. 
Why do wasps sting us if they only eat insects? 
The wasps that we see flying around are all females who don't have the ability to reproduce, their sole function is to look after the Queen wasp back in the nest and they'll do that be using the venom stored in their venom sac to sting us. The wasp stinger is in fact the part of the body that the Queen uses for egg laying; the ovipoistor. This has been adapted to become a sharp hollow needle like appendage connected to the venom sac. The venom is used to paralyse insect prey but when agitated or threatened the wasps will use this as their defense. and then sting us - a painful experience! 

Phone Maidenhead Pest Control for wasp and hornet control. 

Wasps and hornet populations increase as the summer goes on, having a wasp nest on your property only means that you will eventually have a bigger problem. At the end of the Queen's life she stops laying egg's and this is where the problem begins because the wasps that you see flying about can't eat the insects that they catch - they have no teeth. Instead the mash the insects up into a porridge and feed it to the larvae inside the nest; its the larvae that secret a sweet solution which feed the wasps - no larvae means hungry and angry wasps. 

Wasp and hornet nest removal in Maidenhead 

We are ethical pest controllers and so we will not come out and treat a species that poses little or no threat to us, we receive many call outs for a type of solitary bee known as mason and mining bees. Although there are plenty of firms out there who will treat these harmless insects we will not. We have put together a visual guide to these bees, as important pollinators we really need to preserve these insects. If you notice large congregations of bees around air bricks, old walls and on dry sandy soils these are most likely solitary bees banding together as this is an ideal nesting site. Click on this link to our 

Wasp control in Maidenhead - a visual guide 

To help you identify whether or not the insect you have is a wasp or a hornet check out this visual guide to help you identify the species 
Here at Maidenhead Pest Control we strive to go above and beyond the levels of other pest controllers, as part of our commitment to our customers we guarantee all our wasp and hornet treatments. That's not all, our technicians will treat any other wasp nest that they find within the price of the first nest so if you've got another nest nearby, they'll treat that as well. 
We also supply a range of wasp lures to keep wasps away from you patio's and BBQ's leaving you pest free this summer. 

Total wasp and hornet control from Maidenhead Pest Control 

Call Maidenhead Pest Control for a professional solution to your wasp problem. 
Maidenhead Pest Control provides a free telephone consultation if you think you have a wasp or hornet problem, we also remove old nests if required.. 
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. 
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