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How to know if you have a wasp nest

How to know if you have a wasps nest

Have you noticed a few too many wasps flying around your rose bushes? Are wasps appearing in your living room without any doors or windows open? Wasps are notorious for their aggressive nature and harmful stings, so it’s no wonder you want to get them off your property ASAP.

Here are some common signs you might have a wasp nest problem:

  • Seeing more wasps than usual
  • Persistent buzzing sounds
  • Worker wasps accumulating in specific areas
  • Visible papery nests
  • Aggressive behaviour and unprovoked wasp stings
  • Damp patches

At Project Multi Pest, we’ve made it our mission to make a difference in the pest control industry by offering natural and animal-friendly solutions. We specialise in wasp nest removal and are dedicated to providing safe, ethical removal methods that ensure both you and the wasps are treated with care.

Our extensive knowledge of wasp behaviour and passion for nature makes us the go-to pest experts for identifying and addressing wasp-related concerns. Contact us today for quick and convenient wasp nest removal.

In this blog, our experts help you identify the most common signs of a wasp nest in your property or business, looking at things like incessant buzzing, wasp activity and nest structures. Keep reading to find out how to know if you have a wasp nest and what you should do once you’ve found it!

What makes suitable nesting sites for wasps?

Wasps are quite the little architects and are often selective about where they construct nests. The queen wasp will head off in early spring to find a suitable nesting site.

Wasps typically prefer spaces that offer a good amount of shelter, away from potential predators and bad weather conditions. This can include places like garden sheds, wall cavities, bird boxes, and even the attic of your house. Some wasp species, like the Digger wasp, may even be inclined to build nests underground.

Alongside security and shelter, adult wasps need food to fuel their busy lifestyles. Wasps are attracted to sugary food like fruit, fizzy drinks, and sweets and will likely build their nests close to these food sources.

What are the signs you have a wasp nest?

While it’s handy to know where wasps like to set up shop, you might not always be able to see a wasp’s nest. Let’s take a look at some of the clear-cut signs that you may have a wasp nest in your home, garden or business.

Wasp sightings

Increased wasp activity is one of the most obvious signs of a wasp nest. If you begin to notice more wasps than usual buzzing around your property or accumulating in specific areas of the garden, you may want to pay closer attention. Keeping an eye on where the wasps are coming from and flying to can help you locate the nest.

Buzzing sounds

Along with sightings, a persistent buzzing noise could be another clue that wasps are busy building a nest nearby. If you hear a constant but subtle buzzing coming from walls, eaves or other areas of your property, this could indicate that worker wasps are busy building and maintaining their nest.

Chewed wood

Wasp colonies build their nests out of tiny chewed pieces of wood mixed with wasp saliva to create a paper-like texture. Keeping an eye out for chewed wood, especially in concentrated areas, can help you identify a wasp nest problem.

Aggressive behaviour

Wasps can be quite protective of their nest and may even become more aggressive if they feel threatened. Plus, a wasp sting can be painful, so if you feel like you might have a wasp nest nearby, then it’s a good idea to act quickly.

Damp spots

While not a definite indicator of a wasp nest, finding new damp patches on walls or ceilings may suggest a nest is on the other side. This is usually caused by condensation from the nest as it grows over time. If you have noticed a new damp patch, keep an eye out for some of the other signs of a wasp nest to find out for sure if you have a problem.

How can you tell if it is a wasp nest?

How can you tell if it is a wasp nest?

Keeping an eye (and ear) out for increased wasp activity, buzzing noises and the nest itself will help you identify any potential wasps’ nest or problem on your property.

A wasp nest usually has a paper-like texture and varies in size. They typically start off small, but a mature nest can grow larger than a football in some cases and should be easy to spot.

Common places to find wasp nests include trees, bushes, sheds and under eaves.

Notice some suspicious wasp activity? Contact us

If you’re experiencing some unusual wasp behaviour in your home or business, there’s a good chance you have a wasp nest somewhere nearby. While this can be an inconvenience at best and dangerous should you encounter any painful wasp stings, with the help of Project Multi Pest, you can go back to living in peace in no time.

We have experience removing wasps from numerous locations, including homes, gardens, and businesses. We will work quickly and carefully to ensure safe removal, freeing your property from a troublesome wasp nest.

Our focus has always been on safety and care. We are proud to offer a service that is free of harmful poisons and toxins that can cause numerous problems for creatures and the environment.

Get in touch with PMP today, and we’ll happily step in to remove wasp nests.

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Matt is an experienced and professional pest control technician and falconer serving London and Kent.

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