As winter ends, the breeding season starts.
To ensure the survival of their colony, wasps and bees will choose a safe and secluded spot to call home, where they can raise their young to adulthood and a food supply is easy to access.
You may be hosting:
- Tree bees
- Masonry bees
You'll often find that as spring advances they make their homes in:
- Roof spaces
- Air vents
- Cavity walls
You could view it as a compliment that your property is a desirable home/maternity ward to them. Understandably, many people don't share this view and
seek bee and wasp removal services from our professional team of pest control specialists.
If you're uncertain where their nest may be located the simplest option is to follow their flightpath. Don't worry, you and your family or staff needn't transform in to dedicated wasps and bees stalkers in protective suits. It shouldn't take long to find the nest.
Warning: Don't get too close. Many bee, wasp and hornet stings occur because the colony members feel under threat.
Facts About Wasps and Bees Nests
Wasps make their nests by chewing up wood pulp and mixing it with saliva so their nests have a unique papery appearance.
Bees will often use materials that they find around them; small sticks, straw, anything that comes to hand (or wing) that provides seclusion and warmth. Bumblebee nests look significantly less organised than the hexagonal shaped cells of the honeybees' home. Dead bees are normally pushed out of the nests by worker bees and left at the entrance.
Some people want to attract bees to their gardens rather than using Pest Control Berkshire's services. Homemade human built nests can comprise a flowerpot, soil, piping and slate. Old birdhouses and tree holes present excellent opportunities.
At Pest Control Berkshire we've learned that members of the public frequently believe that wasps and bees need to be killed. They don't.
We appreciate how integral they are to the ecosystem and that without their help the natural order, pest control and cross pollination would need human interference and this would produce a bill for billions of pounds per annum in the UK alone.
Therefore, the best approach to take with wasp removal and bee evictions is to relocate their nests to a more suitable location. We have the ability and devices to achieve this without being stung repeatedly.
Please don't undertake bee and wasp removal tasks yourself. We've heard too many tales about DIY attempts at pest control which made us shudder. There have been people who called us only after they learned that placing themselves in danger by setting fire to nests or drowning colonies with boiled water wasn't effective or remotely recommended.
Give us a call, we can visit your property swiftly and move your spring lodgers before the nest grows in to a population of thousands. You can get back to everyday life without fear of being stung or followed home by a swarm of bees.
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