Generally speaking a wasp nest is like this:-

One queen, one nest, one year and it dies never to be used again by wasps.

If you do not kill the nest before the end of the season you could have potentially 500 - 1500 queens emerge to start the following years wasp nests.

Around August September time the worker wasps will hang about your drinks etc when outside enjoying yourself, and are likely to sting you, this is when we say they are drunk with fruit juice etc and they sting for the sake of it.

The truth is they are dying as it is the end of their life span, and that of the current nest. After this point you will see loads of larger wasps hanging around the entrance to the nest, they are the fertile males waiting for the virgin queens to emerge, they mate and the males die. The queens then fatten up for the winter period before hibernating, those that survive will start their own nests in the spring. And the whole cycle starts again.

If however you spend £45.00 and have us treat the nest before the point where they sting you in Sept, you will kill the nest and not have any further problems relating to that nest. If you leave it too late, the over wintering queens are likely to be in your loft, and are likely to emerge in the mid winter when you turn a light on.

Have I got a wasp nest or not?

If you have a wasp nest, wasps will be flying in and out of a hole or single area of a wall, bush, tree, hole in the ground, or a single area of gutter level etc, they could be under the roof tiles in which case they will be entering over a larger area.

If you have wasps all over a bush or tree they are foraging and the likelihood of a nest is slim.

If we are called out to tell you that you have foraging wasps only then there will be a charge.