There are 7 types of wasp found in the UK; 4 are common throughout the South East.
The Common Wasp (Vespula Vulgaris) This is the wasp you will most often come into contact with. Its nest is yellow/brown in colour and is located in lofts, sheds, air block cavities, in fact any sort of void that can easily supply shelter and warmth.
The German Wasp (Vespula Germanica) This wasp is comparable in shade and markings to the Common Wasp but a lot larger. Its worker are typically misinterpreted for the Queen of the Typical Wasp. Their nests are grey in colour and are discovered in similar locations to the Usual Wasp. This wasp is very vigorous and the slightest irritation can easily set off a mass attack, which can be really disturbing even when using full defensive clothes.
The Norwegian Wasp (Vespula Norvegica) The Norwegian Wasp (Vespula Norvegica) Till a couple of years ago this wasp was only found in the North of the UK yet is now usual throughout the South East. Its nests are nearly always built in shrubs and trees , with the nest encircling many divisions to assist its load distribution. This wasp is very territorial and will likely attack in varieties if you trespass within a couple of feet of the nest. We have actually seen a large number of garden enthusiasts severely stung, having disrupted a nest when hedge pruning.
The Tree Wasp (Vespula Sylvestris) This is the smallest of the wasps in the UK. Once again it is very similar in appearance to the Usual Wasp however much smaller in size. Its nest is generally found underground in old bunny rabbit openings or comparable places. They are the most aggressive of all wasps discovered in this country. The vibration produced by walking a number of feet from the nest can easily set off an attack.
All wasps begin to create nests in April / May and can be a significant nuisance throughout the summer and autumn. Response could vary from an aching puffiness to the possibly fatal Anaphylactic shock if sensitive to their sting.
We will treat the nest or entrance with a chemical particle spray, eliminating all wasps within a few hrs. When a nest is established, you will certainly not be able to successfully and securely dispose of it.