Masonry Bees

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Masonry Bees

Masonry Bee Control Advice

Masonry or mason bees are among the first bees seen in the spring sunshine as we move into summer.

A mason or masonry bee will live most of its life in the masonry of buildings going through metamorphosis into an adult bee.

Mortar between bricks is a favourite place for these bees, but they also develop in air vents, weep holes, window and door frames.

Do Masonry Bees Sting?

Yes – mason bees do sting, but this is not a serious sting when compared to social wasps or honey bees. Nevertheless, you should never underestimate these insects.

We have had numerous customers over the years who report being stung, but we have not been stung.

Do masonry Bees Produce Honey?

No – masonry bees do not produce honey and do not live in colonies like a honey bee. These insects are solitary, so do not have a queen or worker comprising a colony.

These bees live independently, but over many years, large numbers of bees might nest in the same area because the nesting material is conducive to them.

Learn more about masonry bees.

Bumble Bees

Bumble bee control in Bath

Bumble Bees

Bath Bumble Bee Control

Get rid of nuisance bumble bees in lawns, trees and attics with your local bee control specialists at Bath Pest Control with WaspKill UK.

Bumble bees are rarely a problem or danger to others, but large colonies can be very dangerous if disturbed.

Bumblebees of all kinds tend to attack towards the face, whereas wasps will try their luck anywhere on your body.



Wasp Parasite

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Wasp Parasites

What Wasps Fear Most – The Parasite!

Wasps might be impressive areal predators, but many insects, especially parasitic insects turn the predator into the hunted.

Over many years we have observed various wasp parasites in and around wasps nests. Let’s look at the most common.

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Wasp nest parasites are very common

This is not a wasp or a bee – it’s a hoverfly. This huge fly is harmless, it doesn’t bite or sting.


Bath Wasp Control

Bath Wasp Control

Get rid of wasps in Bath today!

Bath is home to several species of social wasp or paper wasp. The wasps that nest in our homes and businesses live in large colonies of up to 20000 insects. For this reason, wasp control should be left to professionals.

The largest wasp found in Bath is the European Hornet (Vespa crabro) which is 20% larger than the Asian Hornet sighted near Bristol.

How Quickly Can You Get To Us?

Most treatments are carried out within 24 hours or sooner in an emergency.

How Long Does A Wasp Treatment Take?

Most treatments take just a few minutes. The process involves injecting an insecticidal dust into the entry point. Any wasp coming into contact with the dust will die within 10 minutes of contact.

Most wasps return to the nest with 40 minutes, so the whole nest should be relatively silent within an hour.

What Happens When A Wasp Nest Is Treated?

Immediately after injection of the pesticide, wasps will swarm around the entry point in confusion.

This can seem alarming, but this is quite normal. Always keep yourself and others away from treated areas until activity appears to have stopped or significantly subsided.

The returning wasps can take much longer to return depending on wind, rain and temperature, so nests are not removed. Nests are made of paper pulp, so once treated should dry with no residual consequence to you or your property.

How Much Does Wasp Control Cost?

Wasp treatments in Bath are £95.00 for control within seven days or £149.00 for same day service when available.

Payment can be made by card or cash at the time of treatment.

Are Your Pest Controllers Qualified?

Yes – All our team are RSPH (Royal Society of Public Health) qualified, insured and have 10 years+ industry experience. Your local wasp expert is Simon.

What Pesticide Is Used?

The pesticide used most often for the control and treatments of wasps and hornets is Ficam D. This is a white, non-staining dust with a mild odour that easily adheres to the insect’s body and is dispersed easily by rain and wind without adverse environmental consequences.

Caution should always be given where ponds are beneath or directly next to the treated area, as almost all pesticides are acute aquatic toxins. More detail can be found on the Beyer Ficam D website.

Book Today: 0117 303 5181 – or – 07427626686

For Wasp Control in Bristol Visit – WASPKILL UK

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