WASP NEST TREATMENTS
Wasp nests can be found in lofts, garages, cavity walls, air vents, trees, bushes, sheds, holes in the ground, and many other cracks and crevices.
A single wasp sting may only be unpleasant for some people, but for others, it can be deadly due to the risk of anaphylactic shock.
How to identify you have a Wasp Nest?
- Often, a nest can not be seen, but you may notice a lot of wasp activity to and from a specific point.
- You may hear loud buzzing but not see very much – the wasps may be building their nests high up and hidden.
- There may be a lot of wasp activity in and around the property.
- Wasp nests look like a papery balloon or rugby ball with a swirly pattern.
What should you do if you have a wasp problem?
- We advise you not to try and treat or remove the active nest yourself. When wasps feel under threat, they may become quite aggressive.
- If the wasps are causing you, your family, employees, or customers a problem, call Landguard; we can provide safe and guaranteed treatments to resolve your wasp issue quickly.
- Our fully trained technicians will use PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and access the most effective products to ensure the wasps will not harm you, your family, or your customers.
- Using a range of equipment, we can treat most wasp nests no matter how high or hidden.
- You do not need to remove the wasp nest to remove the wasps.
- Not every wasp nest needs destroying – if the wasps are not causing a nuisance or endangering human health, it may be preferable to leave it alone.
- Wasps are related to Bees And Ants.
- Social wasps build their ‘paper’ nests with wood fibres scraped by their hard mandibles and then chewed into a pulp.
- Most wasps live less than one year.
- Queen wasps live for several years.
- A wasps diet is made mainly from nectar, insects, and spiders.
- Vespa Scooters are named after wasps – Vespa means ‘wasp’ in Italian.
What to do if you are stung …
- Wash the affected area with soap and water.
- Apply a cold compress (such as a flannel or cloth cooled with cold water) or an ice pack to any swelling for at least 10 minutes.
- Raise or elevate the affected area if possible, as this can help reduce swelling.
- Avoid scratching the area to reduce the risk of infection.
- Avoid traditional home remedies, such as vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, as they’re unlikely to help.
- The pain, swelling, and itchiness can sometimes last a few days. Ask your pharmacist about over-the-counter treatments that can help, such as painkillers, creams for itching, and antihistamines.
When to get medical advice…
Contact your GP or call NHS 111 for advice if:
- You’re worried about a bite or sting
- Your symptoms don’t start to improve within a few days or are getting worse
- You’ve been stung or bitten in your mouth or throat or near your eyes
- A large area (around 10cm or more) around the bite becomes red and swollen
- You have symptoms of wound infection, such as pus or increasing pain, swelling or redness
- You have symptoms of a more widespread infection, such as a fever, swollen glands, and other flu-like symptoms
When to get emergency medical help…
Dial 999 for an ambulance immediately if you or someone else has symptoms of a severe reaction, such as:
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing
- A swollen face, mouth, or throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- A fast heart rate
- Dizziness or feeling faint
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of consciousness
Emergency treatment in hospital is needed in these cases.
*Information taken from NHS website.
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- Book an appointment time to suit you
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- Utilize professional products
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