Wasp removal in Essex: get rid of wasps fast

a wasp

We can help you get rid of wasps

At Pest ID we offer a fast and reliable wasp nest removal service to get rid of wasps. We work across Essex and East London. We can usually treat a wasp nest within 24 hours of a call and we also provide a one-hour time slot for our arrival. With our state of the art booking system and GPS trackers, we can oftenget nests treated the same day if required .

There are no call out charges and no additional fees for appointments on evenings or at the weekend. We are BPCA and CEPA certified technicians.

a swarm of wasps hovering by the eaves of a house

Signs of a wasps nest

Wasps will often make nests in shielded areas of your home. On hotter days and later in the summer you may see a steady stream of wasps coming and going through one small gap

pest id worker operating a wasp nest lance

Safety comes first

Using an 8 metre extendable lance, most wasp nests can be treated at ground level and at a safe distance from the attack zone.

wasp nest in a loft

Wasp nest destruction

Usually from the outside, specialist wasp insecticide is injected at high pressure into the heart of the nest. By the morning the nest will be totally inactive.

Pest ID wasp control

At best, wasps can be particularly irritating pests, at worst, they can be downright aggressive and dangerous. The most common of species in the UK are the german wasp and the common wasp. Wasp bodies have the characteristic black and yellow band across the abdomen. They are fairly large insects approximately 14mm in length. 

Wasps and hornets look very similar in colour, although the hornet is much larger in size. Hornets and wasp can be extremely aggressive and will string without provocation. Wasps are a nuisance to both businesses, householders and for those trying to enjoy the summer outdoors. If a wasp nest is anywhere near where humans live, then it is essential that it is treated. However, if the nest is in a particularly rural location with little or no hazard to human health, we would always advise leaving them be.

If a wasp is harmed or feels that the nest is being threatened, it will release an attack pheromone. This is a chemical that will signal other wasps to target the threat and can lead to a frenzied attack on the assailant.

The sting is caused by an injection of venom into the victim. Unlike the sting of a bee, the wasp sting can be withdrawn from the victim and used again, wasps can be extremely aggressive. A wasp can sting multiple times which can cause potentially fatal anaphylactic shock to the victim. In extreme cases a hospital visit may be needed, if stung by a wasp multiple times.

Wasp nests should be approached with extreme caution. Multiple stings can be very dangerous. Wasps have a very powerful sting and readily use it to defend the nest or themselves. Unlike bees, which are quite passive, wasps can be very aggressive.

Regardless of the size of the nest, which can be home to several thousand wasps, Pest ID will be able to get rid of wasps with minimal fuss or disruption.

Wasp nests may be found in roof spaces, wall cavities and air grates of buildings, hanging from trees as well as underground, wasps are extremely common in the UK.