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Wasps & Bees

The Wasps & Bees of Bristol

german wasps in nest attacked by badgers
These german wasps in a garden lawn were attacked by a badger!

Wasps & Bees in Bristol

Wasps & bees found in Bristol include paper wasps, hornets, bumblebees, and honey bees. These stinging insects have been a source of wonder and fascination for thousands of years. Wasps have the benefit of killing off harmful bugs, larvae and flies in early summer. Bees pollinate plants and providing honey and wax for food, medicinal and other purposes.

The UK has many different species of bee and wasp so knowing what you are dealing with is essential to the success of any treatment. Furthermore, you cannot complete ethical pest control if you have no idea what you are treating.

What Wasps Or Bees Do You Have?

Professional, ethical wasp and bee control begins with accurate identification and a deep understanding of the risks involved. Knowing when to step back is as important as knowing when to step back.

Is Professional Control Required?

Social wasps and paper wasps are one in the same living in communities or colonies headed by a single queen. Wasps nests contain many thousands of wasps and some nests are the size of small cars!

We often say that nests larger than a grapefruit should be left for professionals to control and nests in confined spaces or in areas close to public or neighbours require particular care and planning to be safe.

Bees are not protected in law but do need to be treated sensitively. Honey bee colonies could contain 50-100,000 insects, almost ten times that of a wasp nest.

Deciding, if control is required, is often a preference, but an inspection by a pest professional is always advised for complete peace of mind.

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Gooseberry Sawflies

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Common Gooseberry Sawfly What Are Gooseberry Sawflies? The gooseberry sawfly (Nematus ribesii) or¬†Imported Currant Sawfly is the last insect herbivore pest you would want to find laying eggs on your lovely gooseberry bushes. The gooseberry sawfly is widespread across the United Kingdom and other temperate areas, where it is unsurprisingly common around its favourite food […]

10 Foods Wasps Eat

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What Do Wasps Eat? What’s A Wasps Favourite Meal? Wasps eat many different foods, but here are the top ten foods wasps eat. Pollen Nectar Insects Carrion Fruit Honey Tree Sap Fermented Fruit Liquids Caterpillars Spiders The typical black and yellow wasps we most often encounter and recognise as a stinging pest belong to a […]

Old Wasps Nests

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Will Wasps Return To An Old Nest? Old wasps nests in your house will never again be used! Paper wasps in the United Kingdom show now propensity to reoccupy old nests. However, we have seen wasps on four separate occasions build in the footprint of old nests. Another phenomenon was a wasp nest being built […]

Insect Stings First Aid

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What To Do If You Are Stung! Your aim with a casualty who has been stung is to reduce as far as possible any swelling or discomfort. If the casualty shows any of the following signs or symptoms, you need to call “999” immediately for help and advice! Have a known allergy to stings. Lose […]

Avoid Stings From Insects

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Tips To Avoid Getting Stung Clothing That Repels Insects Scents & Smells You Should Avoid The Importance Of Personal Hygiene Cover-Up Exposed Skin Discourage Certain Insects Reduce Insects Proactively Remaining Calm Escaping From Wasps & Bees Stings & Road Accidents Sting Cures & Remedies How To Avoid Wasp and Bee Stings Clothing That Repels Insects […]

Bristol Wasp Control

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Bristol Wasp Control – 0117 369 2709 Are Wasps Dangerous? Bristol Wasp Control is a necessity in many cases because wasps can be such a dangerous nuisance pest. Getting wasps controlled in your home or garden makes sense early in the year before the nests are large enough to put you or your loved ones […]

Honey Bee Swarms

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With Bristol Pest Control Honey Bee Swarm Removal Because Honey Bee swarms are reportedly in decline, swarms deserve all the help we can give them. With this thought in mind, it makes complete sense to realise that control is always a last resort. Honeybee swarms can easily exceed 50000 bees and sometimes need specialist control. […]