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A Business Owner’s Guide to Effective Wasp Nest Removal

A Business Owner’s Guide to Effective Wasp Nest Removal

Wasps are a common nuisance among many businesses, and you need to be careful when you see a nest near where you set up since these pesky insects can fly around and terrorise your customers. 

Thankfully, not all wasps are dangerous. There are 9,000 species in the UK, with many of them harmless if unprovoked. However, there are some wasps species that you need to know about, including what you can do to get rid of them.

This article talks about the common wasps that you need to watch out for and do something about when they build a nest near your business. This ensures that you can provide safety to your customers and go on with your pest-free business. 

Species of Dangerous Wasps

There are three kinds of dangerous wasps that you need to know about, and you also need to take action quickly since their bites are harmful and irritating. Watch out for the following common wasp species: 

1. Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets have thick black antennae, and they love to build nests in enclosed spaces, like in gaps on the ground and inside walls. These wasps are highly territorial and very aggressive. They will sting you multiple times and attack in swarms. Be sure to check around every enclosed space in your business since the yellowjackets nests may be hard to see. 

2. Paper wasps

Paper wasps are sometimes mistaken for yellowjackets, but you can easily distinguish them by their nests. Paper wasps have an interesting design to their nest, as they look like an upside-down umbrella and are exposed. You can often see them on the outside corners of your business premises. 

Paper wasps may not be as aggressive as their yellowjacket cousins, but they will attack if you annoy them. Their sting is also highly painful and dangerous since you may also be allergic to them. If you are stung, you may need to seek medical attention. 

3. Hornets

Hornets are known for their orange stripes and brown bodies. They like to build their nests in trees, preferably in the trunk but also occasionally hanging off branches. They also like to build nests in wall cavities and different corners of a building. 

Hornets often only attack small insects and tend to leave humans alone, but they can be provoked easily and sting you. Their string is very dangerous, as it can cause pain and swelling. 

Tips for Effective Wasp Nest Removal

Now that you know about the kinds of wasps you need to wary of, take note of the following solutions to wasp nest removal for the safety of your business: 

  1. Use pesticide spray or insecticide dust: Wasp-killing products, like pesticide spray or insecticide dust, are conveniently available in any local supermarket or online. However, you need to be careful since their fumes may also affect you. Follow the instructions on the products and use them on the wasp nest. Be sure to wear protective clothing to avoid getting stung. 
  2. Call your local pest control services: Instead of risking your safety, you can easily call commercial pest control services that have the expertise, tools, and recommendations to not only remove the wasp nest but further inspect your business for other possible kinds of pests, like rats and birds. Consult with them to ensure the safety and well-being of your customers and your business. 


You should be careful when there is a wasp nest near your business because you may aggravate the swarm, and they can pester you and your customers. Be sure to adhere to all the previously mentioned information and tips and keep your business pest-free today! 

Are you in need of professional wasp removal services for your business? Contact us today at Willis Pest Control, your dedicated team of commercial pest control specialists. We also provide other pest control solutions for the convenience of your business, like bee removal and bird-proofing. Get rid of pests effectively with us today!