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What wasps do you kill?

We kill all wasp and hornet species including Common Wasps, German Wasps, European Hornets and only very occasionally bumble bees if they present a clear danger or become an uncontrollable nuisance. N.B. We do NOT kill (or relocate) honey bees.

What areas do you service?

We service Glasgow & All of Central Scotland.

How much does your service cost?

I Kill Wasps™ for just £45. However, prices for your area may vary. Please see our Prices & Areas Page for more information.

Do you physically remove the nest?

If we can see it and it is accessible, we will physically remove it, yes.

Can you treat wasp nests at any time of year?

Nests are normally only active between April and November.

Do you remove old / dead nests in winter?

Yes. We offer a winter nest removal service during winter time (December through March). In fact old/dead nests can be removed at any time of year.

What if you cannot see the nest?

If we cannot physically see the nest and can only see where the wasps are going in and out we will inject an insecticidal dust into the cavity which will de-activate the nest within 24hrs.

What if the nest doesn’t die?

In cases where we cannot physically remove the nest and can only treat the entrance hole or the cavity where the wasps are nesting, sometimes, in these cases the nest can persist.  If you still see wasps entering or leaving your property three days after the initial treatment just call us back and we’ll re-treat it for free. Only about one in every twenty nests will require a re-treatment and fewer than one in a hundred will require more than two treatments.

What is the maximum height that you can treat at nest?

The maximum height we are generally able to treat a nest is about 20-25 feet.That is high enough to work up to the eaves of most 2 storey detached or semi-detached houses (the ‘eaves’ are the part of a roof that hangs over the top of a building).  This gives us normally enough flexibility to treat the vast majority of nests successfully.

What if I have honey bees?

Although it is not against the law in the UK to kill honey bees we do NOT to kill them.  If you have honey bees you should contact a Local Bee Keeper who will be able to arrange for the swarm to be relocated.

How do I know if what I have are actually honey bees and not just wasps?

Honey bees swarm (wasps DO NOT swarm) they typically arrive in flight and cluster on a tree branch. They are similar in size to wasps but are furrier and mostly black in colour.

What if I have bumble bees?

Although it is not against the law in the UK to kill bumble bees we prefer NOT to kill them. Bumble bees may look and sound scary but they are relatively docile and will very rarely sting a human being unless severely provoked.  Bumble bees tend to be large and furry and are easily distinguished from wasps or hornets for this reason. In rare cases where the bumble bees are causing a significant nuisance or distress or they present a clear danger to humans we can destroy them, otherwise we ask that you tolerate them if possible.

What if I call you out and I have bees and NOT wasps or hornets?

Only in very rare cases will we destroy bees of any kind and we do NOT kill honey bees. If we arrive and find you have bees of some description and NOT wasps or hornets it’s unlikely that we will proceed with any treatment but you will be liable for a £20 call out charge.

How quickly can you provide service?

We offer a GUARANTEED same day service as standard. All calls are treated as emergencies and are attended to that SAME day. If you have been stung or are allergic to wasp venom please let us know when you call and we’ll prioritise your call out further.

Can a wasp sting kill me?

It’s unlikely (unless you are allergic). People who are allergic can suffer anaphylactic shock which can be deadly. Click Here to read about a case where a man died within 5 minutes of receiving a single wasp sting. Up to 10 people a year die from severe allergic reactions to wasp or bee stings. However, you don’t have to be allergic. There is enough venom in just 30 wasp stings to kill a healthy adult who isn’t allergic. Wasps can sting repeatedly and under threat can release a pheromone that calls the rest of the colony to attack. In a case like this receiving 30 stings might not be too difficult. That is why it is best not to disturb a nest yourself if you discover one, instead call a professional wasp control expert to deal with the problem safely.

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