Wasp Woes? Don’t Get Stung! Let Pest Solutions Oxfordshire Handle It

Here in Oxfordshire, wasps are a familiar sight as the summer months unfold.  While they play a valuable role in our ecosystem, their presence can become unwelcome, especially when they build nests near our homes and gardens.  Wasp stings are painful*, and for those with allergies, they can be a serious health concern.

Nature’s Pest Controllers (But Not Our Picnic Buddies)

Wasps are beneficial predators, feasting on a variety of insects including caterpillars, mosquitoes, and flies.  A single wasp colony can devour thousands of these pests each day, keeping their populations in check and protecting our gardens and crops. They also contribute to pollination, although not to the same extent as bees.

However, wasps can become a nuisance when they set up shop near our homes.  Their attraction to sugary drinks and food can turn picnics into a swatting frenzy, and their territorial nature means they’ll readily sting if they feel threatened.

When Nests Become a Problem

If you suspect a wasp nest on your property, it’s important to identify its location and take action. Common nesting spots for wasps include:

  • Under eaves, soffits, and overhangs of buildings.
  • Decks, porches, or sheds.
  • Attics, wall voids, or other cavities within houses (if they find an entry point).
  • Hollow spaces like abandoned birdhouses or old machinery.

Some wasp species prefer to build their nests underground, particularly in areas with loose soil like flower beds and lawns. 

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Why DIY Removal is dangerous

While information on DIY wasp nest removal is readily available online, the team at Pest Control Oxfordshire strongly discourages this approach. Here’s why:

  • Safety First: Disturbing a wasp nest is a surefire way to get stung, and multiple times at that. Wasps will aggressively defend their colony, and even with protective gear, there’s a high risk of getting injured.  Our technicians are trained professionals with the right equipment and expertise to handle wasps safely and effectively.
  • Guaranteed Elimination: Over-the-counter wasp sprays might not be powerful enough to eliminate the entire nest, especially if it’s large or well-hidden.  We use professional-grade insecticides that ensure complete eradication of the wasp colony, leaving your home wasp-free.

The Pest Solutions Oxfordshire Difference

Here the team at Pest Solutions Oxfordshire, understand the importance of safe and effective wasp nest removal. Our certified technicians will:

  • Thoroughly inspect your property to locate the nest and identify the wasp species.
  • Develop a customised treatment plan based on the specific situation.
  • Utilise professional-grade insecticides to ensure complete elimination of the wasp colony.
  • Safely remove the nest (if necessary and accessible).

Don’t Let Wasps Take Over Your Summer

If you’ve spotted a wasp nest on your property, don’t risk getting stung or putting your family’s health at risk.  Contact Pest Solutions Oxfordshire today for a fast, safe, and effective solution. We’ll take care of the wasps so you can enjoy your summer worry-free.

Call us now for a free quote! 01865 731666

In addition to wasp removal, we also offer a variety of other pest control services to keep your home protected. Visit our website for more information!


Remember, a professional approach is the safest and most effective way to deal with wasp nest removal. Pest Solutions Oxfordshire is here to help!

* For advise about being bitten by an insect please check out the NHS website for advise > https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/insect-bites-and-stings/