Hymenoptera – Bees (Sub order: Apocrita. Clade: Anthophila) and wasps (Sub order: Apocrita, no clade) love a secluded spot close to a food source to make their nests. They enjoy roof and attic spaces, air vents and eaves. They’ll happily make their home in a tree or a bin if your property doesn’t offer convenient access.
There are 20000 species of bees and 100000 of wasps. The most common ones in the UK are:
- Tree bees.
- Masonry bees.
- (Larger than wasps.)
Of course, as lovely as our buzzing and stinging friends are many people don’t want to share their space with them. If this applies to you, please seek the wasp nest removal and bee control services of a professional qualified specialist from a renowned firm like Pest Control Berkshire, who also cover areas of Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Spring means breeding season so you may see a few bees or wasps and then become aware that the frequency of sightings increases as the weeks pass. Bees and wasps nests can host populations of tens of thousands over one summer. Following their flightpath should reveal where the nest sits if you’re unsure.
Bees and wasps nests
Wasps build their nests with chewed wood pulp and saliva.
Bees often use materials that they find around them including sticks, leaves and straw. All bees nests are not the same; bumblebee nests look more like a teenager’s lair! They are less organised than the practical and hexagonal shaped cells of honeybees nests.
For tidiness, dead bees are normally pushed out of the nests by the worker bees and left at the entrance.
Natural wasp and bee control measures that instantly impact on your space’s allure relate to sealing holes and placing mesh over them, repairing cracks and perhaps not having as many bee attractive plants. They love lavender, for example.
Experts don’t kill, they relocate
Wasp nests removal and bee control measures don’t necessitate the eradication of a nest. Relocation is better for them, for humans and for the planet.
Bees and wasps are vital to the ecosystem. Without their cross pollination (bees) and pest control activities (wasps) humans would face a crisis and a bill for billions in the UK alone, to replicate their benefits.
Many bees and wasps sting because they feel threatened so please don’t try to remove a nest. Call in experts, they know how not to get stung.
Professional pest controllers have heard far too many tales about allegedly cost saving measures, over the counter and DIY attempts at wasp and bee control which caused shivers. There have been people who called us only after they learned that placing themselves in danger by setting fire to nests or using products inappropriately was detrimental. Please don’t be one of the unhappy statistics.
A quick telephone call to bee and wasp nest removal specialists will be the best one you make. Allow them to restore peace of mind.
The price for professional treatment is less painful than being stung.