What does a wasp nest look like

What does a wasp nest look like and how do you find a wasp nest?

A wasp nest is normally a grey/cream colour because it is made of wood scrapings that are pulped to a papery substance by the wasps. Sometimes there will be shades of wood stain mixed in, with hints of blue, red, green and brown.

A wasp nest is a rounded shape and starts off the size of a golf ball but can grow to become several feet wide by the later summer. It is a complex structure, built in layers with egg cells inside for wasp eggs to develop in. There is one entrance to the wasp nest, normally at the bottom of the wasp nest.  You can see wasps walking over the outside of the nest too.

Wasp nests in sheds, wasp nests in attics and wasp nests in bushes and hedges are easy to see normally, hanging from the roof, a rafter or a branch. However, wasps often find a hole with a space behind it to build their nests in, like a wasp nest in a bird box, wasp nest in the eaves, wasp nest in a roof, wasp nest in a vent or wall and even a wasp nest in the ground so you cannot see the wasp nest. How to find a wasp nest in these cases is to look for wasps going busily in to and out of the entrance to the wasp nest, taking in food for the wasp larvae and wood pulp to continue building the wasp nest.

These wasps are easier to see on a sunny day because the heat of the sun makes the wasps more active. Also, as the wasp nests get bigger during the summer, the numbers of wasps in the wasp nest increases, which makes it easier to spot their activity. It can be difficult to find a wasp nest though, depending on its size and location. Very often wasp nests are not spotted until July or even August, even though they will have been there since the spring. Some customers keep a careful eye out for them and call us for wasp control to get rid of wasp nests, only then to find yet another wasp nest the following week!

Once you spot an area with persistent and focused wasp activity then call us for wasp nest eradication and for wasp nest removal. We can investigate the area closely and find the exact entrance to the wasp nest for wasp control. We wear protective clothing of course, because the wasps will attack anyone who interferes with their nest: please do not try and treat a wasp nest yourself as you, your family and even pets could get stung really badly by the wasps. We have lots of access equipment too for hard-to-reach places and special application tools to do the wasp treatment with.

Contact us if you think you have a wasp nest and need advice, or need wasp control and wasp nest removal in Perth & Kinross, wasp control in Dundee, wasp control in Pitlochry or wasp nest removal and wasp control in Dunfermline.