Removing bee & wasp nests from your property – a basic guide

With winter almost behind us, the warmer weather finally starts to creep in, but unfortunately, that can mean some bugs and insects begin to emerge from their hiding spots. From moths to ants, there are all sorts of pests we don’t want to see in our properties. Among the biggest nuisances are bees and wasps, especially as it can be very painful if you get stung by one.

To prevent bee and wasp problems at your property, here are some key things to know.

Removing Bee And Wasp Nests From Property

Bee control issues

Have you noticed a large number of bees around your property? This may suggest a bee nest is nearby after they’ve built it in one of your home’s cavities. Honeybees are often one of the first insects you’ll see in the springtime, and while they’re not considered dangerous, they can still be a nuisance.

Bee hives can also cause property damage if they nest in places like chimneys, and stings may be life-threatening for those with an allergy.

Wasp control issues

Unfortunately, wasps and hornets are infamous for being more aggressive than bees, sometimes performing unprovoked attacks that lead to painful stings. They appear anytime from the spring, remaining active throughout the warmer months of the year.

Unfortunately, wasp nests tend to be found in hard-to-access locations like chimneys, wall cavities and attics. It also means you may not have noticed them forming, with the first signs of a wasp infestation being loud buzzing sounds and their increased presence in and around your property. Large nests can contain thousands of wasps, making it a very significant problem you can’t ignore.

How to remove bee and wasp nests from your property

As bees and wasps can both sting you, you should never attempt to destroy or remove a nest yourself. You should also consider that while bees aren’t a protected species in the UK, some are endangered, and honeybees are a vital part of our ecosystem. Some people may even want to leave the nest alone until the bees have gone away naturally in the summer or relocate the nest if it’s in an accessible place like a bush or shed.

If you want to remove bees and wasps from your home or business premises, contact a professional pest controller. They can provide quick and effective treatments for wasp, bee and hornet problems in any setting. They’ll perform a pest control survey and assess the best ways to get rid of the nest, depending on its size and location. Luckily, eradication treatments and hive rehoming techniques are pretty fast, so you can rid your home of wasps and bees within hours.

For a free wasp or bee removal quote, get in touch

Do you have a bee or wasp problem? Contact Effective Pest Solutions. From Streatham to Surbiton, our London and Surrey pest controllers work tirelessly throughout the area.

To arrange an initial consultation and quote, call now on 07951 228 778 or email

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