Wasps tend to have prominent black and yellow markings they also have less hair in their appearance compared to bees which are darker in appearance.
Wasps tend to be more aggressive and can sting multiple times. Wasps nests can be quite large at their peak consist of 3000 – 4000 wasps.
n.b. At EvoWasp we tend not to treat bees as they have a purpose and will generally not be a threat if left alone. However, if they are in an area of high risk we recommend that the first point of call is to contact a Bee Keeper.
n.b. Please check that it is wasps and not bees as we may have to charge you a call out fee.
Images of bees below to help with identification.
Queens will emerge from their old nests in dependant on the weather this is usually in the spring or early summer. They will then tend to look to build their new nests in areas that are sheltered and with easy access to the outside. The most common areas for wasps nests are in quiet dark areas such as lofts or void spaces at roof level, under tiles, eaves, air bricks, in sheds and outbuildings. Wasps will chew pulp and saliva giving them a paper mache in appearance to make their nests.
The nest itself starts off small such as the size of a golf ball in the early stages around spring and early summer (weather dependent) as the weather gets warmer the nests grow in size quickly and become much larger. The wasp activity tends to die off in the colder months but recently these have still been active in the autumn.
Signs of a wasps nest;
If you are noticing an increase in wasp activity it may be worth looking up around your windows and roof areas as the chances are you have a wasp nest nearby.
If you do spot activity which may be a nest then before calling us do have a look around for any more nests which we can treat at the same time and will save you any additional costs.