Wasp Nest Removal

Wasps will often choose the attic/ roof space of a building to start their nests. These insects can cause harmful stings and be a bit of menace during day-to-day life for you as the property owner as well as causing damage to your attic space. With our swift responses in Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton and beyond, we can offer you reliable solutions to your wasp or hornet problem.

Whether it is a nest you are dealing with, swarm or something else, just get in touch for pest control solutions you can rely on.

Wasp, Hornet & Bee Identification

Wasp Sitting On Edge Of Leaf


There are 6 main species of wasps in the UK. These are Saxon, Tree, German, Median, Red and the Common wasp. They are generally quite small with bright yellow and black stripes on the abdomen of the insect. They will typically have long antennae coming from their heads. Usually they are attracted to sweet/ sugary foods.

Both wasps and hornets are typically active from August through to October. Their nests tend to made from a grey, papery textured cocoon.

Close Up Full Body Of A Large Hornet


There are 2 main hornets, the European hornets (common in the UK) and the newer Asian hornets or yellow-legged hornets which started to invade the UK in 2016 and are very aggressive and kill our bees. If sighted, they have to be reported to the CEH – The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.

Much larger than wasps, hornets tend to be more of a brownish yellow with black stripes. They will have a very distinguished gap between their abdomen and head. These insects look very similar to wasps and often get mistaken, if you are unsure if you are dealing with wasps or hornets, just get in touch.

Bee Collecting Pollen From Yellow Flowers


During the summer months you may notice large swarms of what could be mistaken for wasps. Bees will follow and protect their queen if a nest has been disturbed. Bees are small like wasps but often look a little different. Bees have hairy bodies and heads with shorter antennae, their colouring is often more brownish yellow in comparison to the brighter yellow wasp.

Swift Removal

We offer a quick and reliable service for wasps and hornets that are causing problems to your home or business. Give us a call for our expertise and services.

Removal Of Bees

We will only remove bees if they are posing a risk to health and safety.

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