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Wasps and Hornets

JUN

30th

2017

Wasp Season

Wasp season is almost fully upon us!

The nests can hold between 3000 and 6000 wasps making it dangerous to treat unless carried out professionally.

We charge just £69+vat for eradication and can often attend within 24 hours.

Call us on 0800 085 44 60 for further advice and bookings.

Dans Wasp Nest

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FEB

06th

2017

Wasp Nest

Our technician Steve recently attended a customers property to remove this large Wasp nest from the loft space.

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OCT

19th

2016

Millennium Pest Control awarded preferred supplier contract for three Nofolk Councils.

Millennium Pest Control is now serving over 500,000 homes across East Anglia after being awarded the Preferred Supplier contract for three major councils. We have teamed up with North Norfolk, Broadland and Kings Lynn County Councils to offer this fantastic service at a highly discounted rate.

 'New joint procurement pest control contract awarded.

North Norfolk District Council, in partnership with Broadland District and Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Councils, has awarded a new pest control preferred supplier contract.'

 

Norfolk County Council

 

Filed Under: Wasps and Hornets / All Categories / Bed Bugs / Rats and Mice / Ants / Bees / Bird Proofing / Cockroaches / Carpet Beetles and Wooly Bears / Fleas / Flies / Moles / Clothes and Carpet Moths / Rabbits

AUG

31st

2016

Safe Removal of Wasp Nests

In the height of summer a wasp nest can contain in excess of 20,000 active wasps. Each wasp will aggressively defend the nest and can deliver multiple stings. When a wasp stings it releases a pheromone which encourages other wasps to attack the same target making dealing with a wasp nest especially hazardous and particularly dangerous when treating in a confined or restricted space. It is important to use the right safety equipment and applying an effective treatment to kill the nest.

We have taken two videos of recent treatments of nests made by the two most common types of UK social wasps. The first is to a wasp nest of German or European Wasps which often nest outdoors or underground. The nest is within a log in a hedge line near to outbuildings and the wasps were patrolling a wide area making access difficult. The second nest of Common Wasps were extremely active, gaining access to a house under roof tiles above a guttering. Common wasps are slightly smaller than the European wasp and prefer to nest indoors within sheds, roof spaces or wall cavities, often making these nests more difficult to treat. We use Ficam-D Bendiocarb Insecticide powder to treat the access to each nest which is blown under pressure deep into the nest using a dusting applicator with long reach nozzle. Full safety equipment is worn to allow close access to both nests without getting seriously stung.

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AUG

30th

2016

Wasp Nest Removal in Norfolk and Suffolk

We continue to be working long hours to assist with the huge volume of calls to remove wasp nests across our region and were dismayed to hear some competitors charging in excess of £200 to treat nests compared to our £55+VAT. We guarantee to remove every wasp nest we treat - using industry approved chemicals and best practice methods.

Wasp nest removal from a BBQ Wasp nest removal from a bush Wasp Nest removal from a ceiling cavity

Recent jobs have removed wasp nests from shrubs, fences, wall cavities, loft spaces and outbuildings together with more unusual locations such as a BBQ and in decking beside a fish pond where it was impossible to apply chemicals which would have harmed the fish.

Wasp nest removal from a childrens playhouse Wasp nest removal from a loft Wasp nest removal from decking near a fish pond

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JUL

15th

2016

Problems with Garden Wasps

In early summer wasps mainly hunt other insects whilst working hard to expand the nest and they are commonly seen chewing untreated wood from fences, sheds and summer houses leaving tell tale strips in the wood. Treating the wood with a stain or preservative will stop this.

If you have a wasps nest, it can grow at an alarming rate and treatment can be troublesome, particularly in a restricted space, with larger nests containing thousands of wasps which quickly swarm and will sting to protect the nest. Nest are commonly found in wall cavities, roof and loft spaces, outbuilding, compost heaps or underground. If you think you have a nest observe from a safe distance to check where the wasps are gaining access - in the summer wasps will constantly be entering or leaving the nest as their numbers rapidly multiply.

We can attend same day to safely destroy and remove your nest using full protective clothing and long reach chemical applicators. Call free on 0800 0854460 or book online.

As summer continues and fruit ripens wasps switch their attention to foods high in sugar and are much more agressive becoming a pest in the garden. As well as treating nests we can also sell and supply a professional funnel trap and attractant to lure in and kill nearby wasps - call for more information 0800 0854460.

Wasps Constructing a New Nest Wasp Funnel Trap

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JUN

08th

2016

Wasp Nest Treatment

Targetted Wasp Nest RemovalWith the week of colder weather over half term, the number of calls to treat wasp nests dropped away slightly, but with the reemergence of the sun this week it has again been really busy. The very warm weather has seen a big increase in wasp activity and wasps can be seen stripping untreated wood to aid in nest building and foraging for food to sustain the rapidly growing nest.

At the height of the season wasps nests can contain up to 25,000 individual wasps and in these circumstances a nest in our homes or outbuildings can be a dangerous proposition.

We guarantee to effectively treat your wasp nests with rapid response teams in Norwich, Ipswich and Cambridge with appointments available to book for the next working day. Call us freephone on 0800 085 4460 or click here to book a wasp nest treatment online.

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MAY

11th

2016

Wasps nesting early in Norfolk and Suffolk

We have already been called to treat wasps nests at properties across Norfolk and Suffolk.  The recent spell of hot weather has seen alot of activity and wasps are actively starting nest building.

Wasps strip untreated wood which is chewed and mixed with saliva to form a paper like pulp which is made into the nest.

Wasp in a loft space Wasp starting construction of a new Nest

We treat wasp nests same day where possible and it looks like it will be a busy year for the team.

 

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SEP

02nd

2015

Wasps and Hornets

Following a warm summer which saw a much larger number of callouts for wasps we are heading into the autumn months which sees the end of the wasp season.  Wasp and hornet nests have been growing to larger than average size this year given the perfect breeding conditions in June and July.  Wasps now become very aggressive at this time of year as they hunt for especially sugary and sweet foods, such as ripe berries and summer fruits.

Wasp Nest Ground Entrance Hole Hornet Nest in a Garden Shed

These images were taken by our techician Chris Budinger. The left picture shows a wasp nest going under ground and the picture on the right shows a hornet's nest in a shed. Both have been treated and eradicated.

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JUL

15th

2015

Emergency Wasp Call Out

Millennium Pest Control received an emergency call today from a distraught lady who had received multiple wasp stings on her hands and head.

Entrance to a wasp nest through a bedroom wall.Having noticed a stain on her bedroom wall she had poked it putting her hand through the weakened plaster board into the middle of a wasp nest.

Our pest control technician, Stephen Roberts treated the main wasp nest and exterior entrance together with creating a temporary barrier to stop the wasps coming into the bedroom while the nest was being destroyed.

While on site he advised the lady visit the doctors visit to get checked as the stings were causing swelling and drowsiness and recommended immediately taking antihistamine to reduce any allergic reaction.

 

 

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JUL

15th

2015

Wasp Nest Eradication

The queen wasp will venture from her winter hibernation location in search of a suitable nesting site in late April/May. Wasps Nests are frequently found in garden hedges, under eaves, in sheds or outbuildings, or in wall cavities and lofts.

Completed nests can hold up to 10,000 wasps and measure more than 30cm in diameter. Most problems are encountered with wasps in August and September when workers have finished the nest building and crave sweet sources of food. It is often that wasp nests are identified at this time of year.

The above image of an active wasp nest was sent by one of our technicians in Norfolk (Daniel Tyrrell) to our office today that he was eradicating. This is the size of the average wasp nest at the moment that our technicians are treating on a daily basis.

Treatment

Where nests are still small it is possible to treat the nest using the DIY sprays available from Millennium Pest Control.

During the summer months however the nest rapidly grow and can contain many thousands of wasps all of which can deliver a painful sting. Removal of these nests should not be treated lightly - the wasps become more agressive towards late summer and can swarm around the nest making treatment in enclosed areas such as loft spaces particularly dangerous.

Millennium Pest Control use professional insecticidal contact powder or direct permethrin spray to destroy the nest.

CALL THE WASP NEST DESTROYERS NOW ON 0800 0854460.

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JUL

06th

2015

SX Cyperbug Insecticide Spray

Supplied with free mask and gloves, SX Cyperbug Insecticide spray is ideal against a range of crawling insects: Carpet Beetles, Clothes Moths, Fleas, Cockroaches, Bedbugs, Wasps, Ants, Silverfish, Earwigs.

In all cases these infestations can be VERY difficult to control and larger infestations should always be treated by a qualified technician using professional insecticides. Phone freephone 0800 0854460 for more information, quotes and treatment schedules.

Filed Under: Wasps and Hornets / Bed Bugs / Ants / Cockroaches / Carpet Beetles and Wooly Bears / Fleas / Clothes and Carpet Moths

MAY

25th

2015

Wasp Nest's

Our technician recently found this wasp nest in a customer’s loft whilst doing a treatment regarding rats.

When wasp nests are left untreated, the nests can reach scary sizes home to thousands of wasps. All wasp nests have ‘guard’ wasps. These protect the outside of the nest. They are the first seen when a light is shown on it. 

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OCT

06th

2014

Wasp season is coming to an end

Wasp season is coming to an end. We are still getting calls each day regarding wasp nest eradication. For wasp nest treatment please contact us for further advice.

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JUL

26th

2014

Hornets cause a problem

The above photo shows a hornets nest that’s been treated by one of our qualified technicians in Cromer. If you look close, you can see the hornets with benoiocarb powder also known as ficam dust. The technician injects the powder into the nest and the hornets pick up the powder which kills them. If you have a problem with hornets, please contact Millennium Pest Control.

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JUL

11th

2014

En suite wasps!

Our senior technician Steve Roberts was called to a house where a lady had wasps in her en suite bathroom and bedroom. The lady had been stung 13 times and was sleeping in the same room as the wasps.

What Steve found was the wasps entering a small low level external pipe and the nest was showing where the toilet met the floor. This nest had now been eradicated. 

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JUL

07th

2014

Wasp Nest


A good sized wasp nest that was treated by one of our technicians today found in a potting shed. 

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JUN

25th

2014

WASPS

The wasps have arrived! Large numbers of calls regarding wasps this week, for help with wasps or any other pests we are a phone call away 24 hour service call 0800 085 4460

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JUN

25th

2014

Wasps

Wasp nest removal 24 hour service call 0800 085 4460

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JUN

11th

2014

DIY PEST CONTROL

DIY pest control a product we do recomend is cyperbug its a ready mixed spray bottle are technicans use this alot for the treatment of Ants call are office  or have a look at are online shop were on ebay and amazon, we have a large number of products to help with any pest you have.

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JUN

11th

2014

Wasps

The wasps season is here!!

Amazingly almost every pest insect species is preyed upon by wasps. There are many wasp species, most not common to everyday residents of the UK.

 

Wasps are very important to the bio-environment and parasitic wasps are used to control insects in the agricultural industry as they have a positive effect on reduction of pests but literally no effect on the crops.

 

There are two main species of wasps, solitary and social. Adult solitary wasps operate alone and don’t often build nests, these are species not of concern to the everyday householder. Social wasps are nest builders and these are the wasps that the pest control companies and UK residents are most accustomed too and are often called to treat.

 

Nest building by social wasps begins with the queen and she constructs a few layers/cells over a short period of time allowing room for eggs to produce sterile female workers that eventually carry on the nest building. A nest size is a good indication into the numbers of wasps inside. Nests range from 20cm across to (in rare cases) 100cm. These nests will typically hold between five - ten thousand wasps with the larger nest reportedly holding over twenty thousand.

 

Wasps nests are extremely dangerous and we highly recommend, although numerous amateur products are available to treat nests, that you seek professional assistance. Prices to treat can vary hugely but bare in mind so can the level of service you receive.

 

Most nests become evident in August and September when the workers are coming close to the end of the season and searching out sweet food stuffs often resulting in them appearing sluggish and immobile, these periods are when many people begin to get stung and try and locate the source of the activity.

 

Early signs are suggesting that it may be a quite season this year but we have known the peaks to vary hugely dependent on weather conditions and how the queens have over written winter. It has been an highly active bee season with many swarms being collected, lets hope the wasps are as productive.

 

If you have issues with wasps please call us on: 0800 085 44 60, we will endeavor to attend within 24hrs to your initial call.

 

(we do not promote the destruction of bees and very rarely will attend and treat nests, please seek further advice on these via the National Bee Keeping Association: 0871 811 22 82)

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JUN

08th

2014

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Wasps!

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JUN

29th

2012

Where are the Wasps?

Millennium Pest Control has been treating wasps nests for the last 15 years and we have not experienced a wasp season like it before, we are used to hearing the terms, "I have a wasp nest in Norwich", "Please help I have wasps in my gutters in Ipswich" or " I have wasps in my shed in Cambridge" but instead all we are hearing from our technicians is the same accross the country, "Wasps in Newcastle are non-existent" or "The wasp season in Slough and Reading hasn't happened yet" these are all phrases in the wasp season we don't want to hear.

The wasp nests haven't happened so far based on a few factors, we had a warm start to the year in March which encouraged the queen wasps to emerge early from their hibernation, then unfortunatley for us the weather dipped and colder wetter conditions killed the Queen wasps and her drones. Emergency call outs for wasp control and removal in Birmingham over the last week has slightly increased which is a good sign for our company so hopefully the rest of the Country will soon follow suit.

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SEP

02nd

2011

Seasonal Pests Problems

The problem found in the month of August is Wasps and Ladybirds.

This month alone has seen a large increase across all areas of reported problems with wasps and on a typical day our Pest Controllers can treat an average of seven or eight wasp nests. The main task is to locate their nest as nests can hold up to 20,000 wasps. Nest construction starts in June and will usually reach its maximum in size in September. The Queen mates in the autumn and leaves the nest to hibernate, the rest of the nest dies out and is never used again. Wasps have not yet developed their methods of storing foods over the winter and this is why their colonies only last for one season in high temperature regions. Our company has seen a large rise in Wasp problems across the country in this year alone.

The other species which we have seen a large increase in this season is Ladybirds. Experts believe the main cause of this to be a combination of a warm summer which brought a plentiful supply of aphids, their main food source, and the spread of a foreign variety. The Harlequin Ladybird, which is larger, spottier and more orange than native ladybirds and is usually found in clusters, ladybirds can cause a nuisance by emitting a smelly yellow chemical which stains most surfaces. Yet because these insects are not classified as pests there is no official guidance for how to tackle an infestation and no pestacide with which to kill them, leaving property owners struggling to fight back.

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