Wasps Nest In Shed

Wasps Nest In Your Garden Shed?Sheds Are Popular Nesting Places For Queen Wasps

Why wasps nest in shedsWasps are common visitors to sheds in Bristol, especially later in the year when queen wasps are preparing to hibernate.

Overwintering queen wasps find garden sheds irresistible hibernation sites, perfect for a new nest in the spring.
The Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris - pictured) and the German Wasp (Vespula germanica) are the most common species of wasps you're likely to encounter in a garden shed, and unfortunately, they also build the largest nests!
Wasps like sheds because they are so easy to enter, rarely disturbed and warm quickly in sunlight - perfect for a developing brood of wasps.
How dangerous are wasps nests in sheds?A wasps nest in your shed will start off discreetly because only the queen is building the nest.

After about a month she will see her first brood of eight to sixteen daughter wasps hatch and begin helping her build the nest.
For wasps nests smaller than an ap…

Rats Problems Under Your Shed?

Why Are Rats Under Your Shed?
Rats are among the most noticeable rodents in our gardens, not least because they are among the largest.

Our Bristol rat control service is regularly called upon to investigate rat problems in people's gardens which are usually a result of a few common factors.

5 Common Reasons Your Garden Shed Has RatsFeeding birds with loose or mixed feed - Bird feeders are commonly associated with rats because so much feed gets spilt onto the floor. This can be reduced simply by ensuring that each feeder contains only one kind of seed. When using the mixed seed in bird feeders, birds will peck out the seed they don't like, depositing it on the floor and eat only those seeds it prefers.Animal feed available from pets like rabbits and chickens - The smell of food in feeding bowls provides great encouragement to foraging rats and mice. It's also very common for enclosures to be built using chicken wire that is large enough to allow mice and juvenile rats to pass…

Removing Honey Bees From a Chimney

Sometimes you just have to get up there with them! Honey Beesare often difficult to access and require specialist access.

When trying to eliminate honey bees from your chimney, it can be as simple as lighting a fire beneath them or asking a professional pest controller to remove them.

The best option is always to ask a beekeeper to remove them and to make sure they don't just destroy them. Sadly we have encountered a growing number of beekeepers who eliminated honey bees they claimed to have saved for our customers!

How Do We Get To The Bees?
The problem you will quickly encounter is how to get to them. If you live in a brick or stone built property, removal can be complicated, especially at height. It's easy to dislodge chimney pots and other structures while trying to remove bees.

Chimney pots can fall straight through a roof and even kill people below, so before you do anything get professional advice, on the options available to you, and…

What The Wasps Are Doing To Your Ceiling

Wasp DamageUncovering the uncomfortable and expensive truth!Using some clever photography and imaging, we have been able to show you what lies beneath the surface of your walls and ceilings when wasps are building a nest.

It's very common to have a tiny amount of staining on the ceiling or wall that a wasp nest is resting against. Wasps gradually munch their way through, until they swarm into the room and onto the unsuspecting or sleeping occupants.

This first image clearly shows the staining:Now let's see what lies beneath the surface using some intelligent technology.
The second image:
Revealed for your eyes only, the evidence that there is a layer of paint between you and the wasps - thousands of them!!! So the next time you get a small stain on your ceiling, don't be tempted to press it with your finger.

Get more help and advice from our Bristol pest control on 07427 626686.

WaspKill UK Pest Control with Simon Berenyi

Wasp Nest Beetle - Metoecus paradoxus

The Wasp Nest Beetle - (Metoecus paradoxus)

This secretive British wasp parasite is often confused with flies and even moths. It's a very strange insect to look at, and its life cycle means you are very unlikely to get close enough to this parasites favourite hangouts for fear of being stung!
The specimen shown in the images here came from the nest of the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris). The nest was located in the crawl space of a converted loft and was resting on the window sill of an adjacent window.
We discover all sorts of strange insects while carrying out our Bristol pest controlservices, especially in the warmer months of the year when insects are abundant.
Wasps might seem like the worst possible insect to upset, but it would appear that this parasite hitches a ride to the nest on the back of the adult wasps as a larva!

WaspKill UK Pest Control with Simon Berenyi

Why Do Wasps Chase You?

Why Do Wasps Chase You?Wasps chase you - only if they can see you! Most people have a healthy respect for wasps, and this is no surprise.

Growing up we can all remember being buzzed, chased and even stung by these distinctive little insects, but why do they chase us?

Superficially it's easy to imagine that these are unhappy or highly aggressive insects, but this is a far cry from the truth, and we must try to be evidence-based.

What Wasps Will Chase Us?
Wasps of the family Vespidae are also termed "paper wasps" because they build nests from materials that consist predominantly of paper pulp and similar fibres.

Wasps nests constructed by European Vespids range in size from the size of a golf ball to the size of a small car. Wasp nests have populations from dozens to tens of thousands, and yes, they can kill you!

Many giant nests are not the result of a single queen but the merging of nests built close together. This behaviour rubs against the grain of devices designed to repel w…