Bristol Wasp ControlBristol Wasp Control - Safety & Wasps Nests
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Wasps are relatively easy and predictable to treat when you have some experience with them, but what makes one nest more dangerous than another?
Here are five important things you need to consider when tackling a wasp nest:
1. Location: The very first consideration is location because every year people get killed by wasps or get killed trying to avoid them. You need to warn people about what you are about to do, especially those that have reduced mobility, sting allergies or the very young. Pets also need to be kept safe.
2. Access: Very often wasps will be in places that can be very hard to access, and this means dangerous.
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Every year we have customers with wasps in locations that require technical access or even holes made into wall and ceiling voids.
We also have nests that are attached to, or close to high voltage services and means a lot of extra work to make every thing safe.
3. Size: The size of a wasp nest can vary from the scale of a golf ball to the size of a small car! We have seen one the size of a small car, but fortunately, it was an old nest.
Size is not always easy to assess, especially if you have no experience of wasps. Wasp nests in the ground and in compost bins can be huge and are very dangerous. Those found in compost bins are among the most likely to cause significant harm if you lift the lid and split the nest envelope.
4. Temperament: not every wasp nest is easy to treat. The process is almost always the same, but the wasp's temper can be astonishingly varied. We treat about a dozen nests each year that swarm us when we are 4 - 6 feet from the nest.
Even wearing all our safety gear, getting swarmed by wasps is an uncomfortable predicament. Knowing how to manage incidents like this and keep your nerves steady is very important.
5. After Treatment: Once the treatment is complete wasps that have been out foraging for food and other resources will keep returning for some time, and these wasps will cluster at the nest entrance.
There is very little that can be done to prevent this process, and it lasts for about an hour, by which time around 80 - 90% of the nest's numbers will be dead.
People often think that the treatment will instantly kill all the wasps, and this is not the case. The wasps need to be present to be controlled, and 70% of them will be away from the nest during the day at any one time, so early morning and evening treatments offer the safest control conditions in public or high risk, sensitive locations.
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