wasp, hornet and bee pest control
ACD Pest Control of Gloucestershire are experts at ridding homes, schools and business premises of wasps, hornets and bees. To rid your home or business property of wasps, hornets or bees call ACD on 07854 945 709.
We provide a call-out service 7 days a week and are a trusted provider for all types of pest control services, ensuring that we take care of your pest problems discreetly and effectively. We treat wasp, hornet or bee nests found on all properties.
wasps and hornets
Wasps and hornets, considered a nuisance pest for some but also a serious danger to others due to the allergic reactions their stings can cause in some individuals.
how to identify if you have a wasp/hornets nest
You may first notice wasps or hornets coming and going from a certain area on the property, such as a wall cavity/roof space/hole in flower border or lawn. The area where frequent activity is seen is most likely the location of the nest, often deep inside attic eaves or air bricks/vents.
A newly created wasp nest is the size of a golf ball, by the end of the Summer season these can grow to up to 30cm plus in size and contain between 3,000 – 5,000 wasps. Hornet nests can grow up to 60cm wide and contain around 700 hornets by the peak of their season (mid-summer).
ACD Pest Control advises all our customers to avoid approaching the nest as this can cause wasps and hornets to become aggressive, increasing the chance of our customers being stung.
what to do if you find a wasp/hornet nest
Finding a wasp or hornet nest on your property or building can be distressing and also poses the risk of being stung. If you are concerned that you have a wasp or hornet nest on site contact ACD Pest Control as soon as possible, we will treat the nest and even offer a free re-treatment if the first treatment is unsuccessful (please contact us to find out more about this).
what to do if you get stung
Click here for NHS advice on how to treat a wasp or hornet sting.
Queen wasps lay thousands of eggs in hexagonal cells during the Spring and Summer months, these then hatch into larvae (fed by worker wasps) and develop over a period of 4 weeks, subsequently pupating within 2 weeks into an adult wasp.
Adult wasps are 10-20mm long and have a distinctive black and yellow coloration.
To read more on queen wasps click here.
This insect is larger than the common wasp, measuring in at 19-35mm and is banded yellow and brown. Despite its larger size, it is not particularly aggressive, however should you identify a potential hornets nest on your property or business please contact us to arrange a treatment.
Bees, considered an annoyance to some but also life-threatening to others due to the allergic reactions their stings can cause for some.
ACD Pest Control advise all our customers to avoid interfering with bees nests as this can cause them to become aggressive, increasing the chance of our customers being stung.
did you know?
The most common bee types found in the UK are:
- Honey Bee;
- Masonry Bee;
- Mining Bee;
- Bumble Bee.
These 4 main bee types also have multiple species, such as the tree bee (bumble bee) and leaf cutter bee (mining bee). Each variety have their own characteristic behaviours, for example masonry bees are solitary bees, whereas honey bees live in colonies.
what to do if you find a BEE nest
Finding a bee nest on your property or building can be worrisome and also poses the risk of being stung. If you are concerned that you have a bee nest on site contact ACD Pest Control as soon as possible, we will assess the location of the nest and if rehoming them is not possible, will treat the nest and even offer a free re-treatment if the first treatment is unsuccessful (please contact us to find out more about this).
Depending on the location of the bees there may be an opportunity to rehome the bees, if the nest is fully accessible please contact the British Beekeepers Association https://www.gbka.org.uk/ who will be able to visit and remove the nest safely.
what to do if you get stung
Click here for NHS advice on how to treat a bee sting.
Areas we cover
ACD Pest Control are a local company specialising in pest control.
We operate within a 30 mile radius of Stroud, Gloucestershire, including: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Swindon.