Summer is a lovely time of year, with warmer temperatures and the flowers in full bloom everywhere. We are not the only ones who appreciate nature’s bounty and it is quite regular to see all manner of birds, insects and butterflies enjoying it too. What can be concerning though, are the flying insects that sting, like wasps, bees and hornets, which don’t make such good neighbours and it is advisable to move them right along if they look like settling in your house or garden. Pests can damage your property as well as being potentially dangerous.
Dealing with a Bee Hive
Bees are an essential contributor to our ecosystem as they pollinate a large amount of our fruit and vegetables. Periodically though, bees will start to swarm and this can be a very frightening event. Swarming is part of a natural cycle, where bees are simply looking for a new place to make a hive and reproduce. If the swarm settles anywhere on your property, you are going to need to move it on promptly, before they decide to take up permanent residence. This is not something you should consider doing yourself. Angry bees are really not something you want to have coming after you, as aside from the pain of stings, many people are allergic to them which can cause anaphylactic shock, which can lead to death. If the bees have had a hive going for a while which you have just discovered, simple removal will not solve the problem. There will be many other bees in the area, who can smell honey from miles away, and will come to investigate any trace of the old hive, so all of it has to go and the area sealed.
Removal of a Wasp Nest
Having wasps in the garden or around the house in numbers is definitely not something anyone wants. They can be harder to spot at first, as wasps build nests above and below ground. Even if you don’t see a nest, but there are a fair number of wasps buzzing about, it is worth getting your local pest company in to investigate and carry out an inspection to see if there is a nest. If they find one they can give you a quote and the industry is quite competitive, so the wasp nest removal cost in Bridgend, will likely be the same in Cardiff.
Removal of Hornets
The hornet is the largest and most dangerous of the wasp family in the UK. Unlike a bee that stings you once, a hornet can sting you multiple times, while simultaneously releasing a pheromone that signals the rest of the nest to also attack. If you see a hornets nest on your property, or see a few flying around, you should call for professional help immediately. It may turn out to be a false alarm, but even if the nest is found on a neighbour’s property, he will probably be happy to know about it.
If you don’t know of one already, a quick Internet search will provide you with details of professional pest control experts in your area, who can remove and relocate potential pests from your house and help you keep it pest free.