Wasp Season Is On Its Way! Stay Ahead of the Wasps!
Wasp season is just around the corner, it may not seem like it, but the temperatures are slowly creeping up and the queen wasps will soon be on the hunt for the ideal nesting spot. This is why our team at STP Pest Control have put together this helpful guide on what you should be looking out for so you can be one step ahead of the little yellow and black beasts and hopefully avoid a nasty wasp infestation.
What To look For
If each year you regularly see wasps visiting your garden it is likely that you have a desirable food source close by which will increase your chances of finding a wasp’s nest. The preferred food source of wasps tends to be dead flesh and anything sweet. If you have a lime tree growing in your garden, you can always expect to see wasps as they produce a lot of sweet sap that attracts the wasps. Wasps feed in swarms so if the wasps find a good food source in your garden then they could easily thrive, and a few wasps can quickly turn into hundreds. If you have trees and plants in your garden that are likely to attract wasps then it is a good idea to be extra vigilant and look out for any signs that a nest is being built so that the problem can be dealt with before it gets out of hand.
If you notice small signs of wasp activity in your garden such as wood being stripped from fences or sheds, then it is likely that a nest is being constructed nearby. You can treat wood areas with Cuprinool which should help deter their activity. If you think that you have a wasp’s nest at your property, then you need to watch the wasp activity until you notice a pattern that is likely to lead you to the location of the nest. If you’re on the lookout for this from the very start of the season the chances of you catching the wasp nest before it becomes a huge infestation are vastly improved.
Common Places For Wasps Nests
- Roofs, particularly the facias and soffits – it could be your own roof or a close neighbour
- Under Roof Tiles
- Under Patio Slabs
- Compost Heaps
- Garden Walls
- Bird Boxes
- Coal Bunkers
- Air Bricks
- Wall Cavities
Do wasps Build Nests Indoors?
If you notice a lot of wasp activity within your home, then there is a good chance that wasps have built a nest in your home! It can be common to find wasp nests indoors they tend to find there way in via the loft and it has been known for wasp nests to be found in wardrobes, cupboards, ceilings and many other places that you may find surprising.
If you notice signs of a wasp nest in your home or garden this wasp season, then contact STP Pest Control – 0121 459 3997