Wasp Nest Removal Near Me

What You Should Know About Wasp Nest Removal

Apex Pest Control explains how to remove a wasp nest near you.

As soon as the warmer months arrive, a wasp nest appears from out of nowhere. They appeared inside and outside the houses, and populations were growing larger every day. On average, about 5,000 adult wasps are living in one, cohesive nest during the summer. All told, there are lots of wasps around the world, and they can be serious problems for humans.

That is – getting rid of wasps is as easy as it has ever been. Many pest control companies have had success getting rid of wasps without causing damage to the clients home or health.

One such company is Apex Pest Control. Apex is a locally owned, Yorkshire-based, family-run pest control business, providing services across Yorkshire, and their head of pest control has over 30 years of industry experience. In addition to wasps, Apex deals with bedbugs, moles, mice, cockroaches, ants, rats, and a whole range of other pest infestations.

We will address some of the most common questions regarding wasps — everything from: What is the best way to get rid of a wasp nest near me.

We have answered the first one, but read on for more. If you need advice on bee removal please read our post on bee-removal-sheffield




What are some signs you may have a nest of wasps?

The first, and most obvious, sign you are in the vicinity of a nest is if there is a rise in wasps flying around. Follow those to find out where they set up the nest. The closer you are to a nest, the more wasps you will encounter.

There is no limit on locations, so long as you are in view. Wasps can nest almost everywhere: from the branches of trees to the bottom of your toilet bowl. Despite this, they usually prefer shrubs, trees, empty walls, and eaves. If you are unsure of the wasps origin, make sure you first check these types of locations.

Remember, wasp nests are a novelty item come spring, so they are very small. They are about the size of a tennis ball in that phase. However, over time, as summer arrives, nests become significantly larger. That is why it is imperative to react immediately. The faster you can handle it, the better.


How do I get rid of a wasp nest?

If you catch it early, when it is smaller, you may try removing it by yourself using a suitable pesticide product. Some people love taking on DIY projects; we get that. However, we highly recommend leaving things up to professionals for removal.

If you are dealing with a large colony of wasps, and therefore, a large nest, we highly recommend that you do not try to do it yourself. And here’s why:

  • Wasps are aggressive, and they will be stinging without any reason. Their stings are not only painful, but incredibly dangerous. Multiple stings can even result in instant death if they are not treated quickly. One sting is bad enough, let alone 50. And if you are trying to tinker around in the nest, you are bound to get stung 50+ times. A pest control professional, by contrast, has all of the right equipment to remove wasp nests. This includes specialised gear designed to protect you.
  • Wasp nest removal involves the use of strong chemicals. A professional pest control professional will not only know which pesticides to use, but will also have access to the most effective chemicals. Also, a professional will also know how to properly and safely apply them.


How Much Does Wasp Removal Cost?

Here at Apex Pest Control, we charge you £65 a nest for wasp removal. Additional nests cost £10.

Our local wasp control visits include treatments, nest removal and collection. You get a quick response, which eliminates your wasp problems professionally.


How do I handle wasp stings?

A Wasp sting is not just dangerous, but it is also extremely painful. More importantly, they can kill you if they sting you repeatedly. Also, if the individual is allergic to wasp stings, then even one single sting may kill them. But more on that in a minute.

To treat the wasps sting, first, wash it off with soap and cold water. After, put an ice pack on the stung area and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. You should begin to see pain gradually lessen.

Do not touch the area that is hurting, and make sure it is kept clean at all times. Ask your pharmacist about a cream to relieve some of the pain and itchiness. We recommend avoiding using home remedies, especially any involving baking soda or vinegar.



As we mentioned, some people are allergic to wasp stings. Their physiological reaction to being stung by wasps is serious, and can even result in death. This reaction is called anaphylaxis, and it spreads like wildfire.

Here are some of the symptoms of anaphylaxis:

  • rashes
  • swelling in the eyes, mouth, or throat
  • nausea and vomiting
  • low blood pressure
  • lightheadedness
  • difficulty breathing.

If you experience any of these symptoms after being stung by a wasp, seek medical attention immediately. Also, get a prescription for an antihistamine from your pharmacy.


Is it safe to remove wasp nests in the winter?

Wasps cannot deal with cold weather; therefore, they are all dead when winter arrives. Even those that survive do not return to their old nests — the wasps generally will not reuse them. Also, the young wasp queens stay hibernated over the winter and start building their nests in late spring. So, it is likely that the nests will be empty during the winter.

However, do not wait until the winter to take care of an important wasp nest. Before then, the wasps can do some serious harm to you and your family. It is much better to immediately call the professionals, drop a couple bucks, and have it taken care of right away.


How long does it take to get rid of wasps?

Some insecticides will kill a wasp immediately, but these are not designed to target a nest. While they can kill some bugs, you should not use these frequently because of the dangerous fumes.

On the other hand, there are pesticides (usually in powder form) which effectively kill thousands of wasps. However, they take a bit longer to work. Depending on the nest size, the pesticide can take anywhere from 2-24 hours to work in killing wasps. These professional-grade pesticides are your most secure, long-term options.


At what temperatures are they killed?

As soon as temperatures drop below 0°C, both the Queen and Drones are killed. Although some mated queen wasps may stay alive, they enter winter hibernation, and thus are not a threat.


Can Wasps Build Nests In Walls?

As we mentioned before, wasps are prone to nesting wherever they can, but especially in the cracks in walls. Of course, if you have brick walls, there is no reason you should be concerned. Wasps are capable of building their nests just within the masonry walls.

If walls are not sealed correctly, wasps can easily set up a nest within them. Given their high insulation value, walls are an excellent location for hiding a new colony of wasps.

While getting the wasps out of a wall is one of the trickiest tasks in the realm of pest control, rest assured that we are more than willing and able to solve your wasp problem once and for all.


Do Wasps Return to Old Nests?




One of the most common misconceptions about wasps is that they all hibernate during the winter, like honeybees. Most wasps live for just a single season, unlike honeybees, which can live for years.

The only member of a wasp colony that is capable of staying through winter is its mating queen. She does indeed hibernate, she just stays in her nest. Hibernation is usually under the bark of trees, or within a den. Even when a queen comes out of hibernation, she goes off to build a new nest, completely abandoning the previous one.


How do I get rid of a wasp nest in my loft?

Lofts are one of the most common places in your home where you will find wasp nests. An attic can sometimes have holes and unexpected openings for the wasps to get into and create a new nest.

If you find that your attic has been inhabited by a wasp, the first thought should be, “Who am I going to call to get rid of the wasps that are living in my neighborhood?”. If it is your first time dealing with wasps, it is best if you leave it to a professional. We offer great services, and guarantee results.

If you are looking for DIY, Wasp powder is our recommended product. You can use this to cover up a hole in the wall that is home to a nest. You are going to have a problem with toxic chemicals. So, you have to take all the proper safety precautions.


How do I handle Wasps surrounding my property?

A wasp infestation could cause lasting damage to your property, especially if you are the maintenance division. It could easily be disastrous for a newly opened cafe or restaurant.

To treat the wasps properly around your business, you should never, ever, take matters into your own hands. Getting rid of the wasps in your own home is one thing, but there are other rules that apply when it comes to keeping others safe.

To ensure your extermination process does not endanger the health and safety of the people around you, you will want to hire a professional wasp extermination service. Fortunately, Apex Pest Control is experienced with these situations. Leave your problems with us, and within days, we will have your back.


Wasp control services for businesses and homes

Apex provides locally-based pest technicians to treat ant infestations in businesses, protecting customers and their properties from the threats of wasps and bees. Our trained professionals are fully trained, insured, and certified by the CHAS. For more details and a free quote, please contact Tony Johnson on 0114 3491098

Are you looking for wasp control near me? Here at Apex Pest Control Sheffield, we can provide you with the best advice and free quotes for getting rid of a Wasps Nest. We work both with domestic and commercial properties providing vermin control and vermin abatement services to remove your wasps.

Contact us for more details at Apex Pest Control on 0114 3491098.


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