Fee for domestic customers:
If no active wasp infestation is found then the call out charge of £25 + VAT (£30) will be charged. Wasp nests will not be removed.
Commercial customers, please see the Fees for Commercial Customers page.
Wasps are not considered a public health risk but can present a nuisance when a nest is found in or around your home or garden.
Wasps like other insects are beneficial to the environment as they eat other insect pests.
Unless the location of the nest is causing a problem treatment should be avoided.
Wasps can sting and can pose a hazard if the nest is disturbed in anyway. The elderly and those who suffer anaphylactic shock are especially vulnerable.
Treatment should be sought when the wasps pose a risk to residents or to the public.
Wasps can often be confused with other types of winged insects. A true wasp will have buttercup yellow and jet black warning stripes.
Queen wasps sleep over winter in safe locations like wood piles and roof spaces. They emerge from April onwards and seek for a suitable place to build a new nest. Signs of a nest may include:
Wasps build a new nest every year and never return to an old nest. This means that old nests will remain in place but will never become active again. For this reason it is not necessary to remove old or treated nests. You can determine if a nest is old by the lack of any wasp activity.
There are many things you can do to avoid attracting wasps, many of them are simple and things you can do in your day to day life.
Insecticide (dusts and aerosols) can be bought from supermarkets and most garden centres. Care should be taken when using them inside the home and outdoors.
For health and safety reasons Bradford Council recommend that you do not undertake the treatment of nests that are above head height yourself. However, you can treat nests that are below head height and easily accessible.
When treating wasp nests yourself you may find the following Dos and Don'ts helpful:
Please note – you may be stung whilst attempting to treat a wasps nest without the correct protective clothing
If you have a wasp nest above head height, in a difficult area or you would just prefer to hire professional help please contact us.