Free Pest Advice Number
Same Day Pest Control Service

Active wasp nest in January … there is an explanation!

Active wasp nest in January … there is an explanation!
wasps in january

We received a highly unusual call at Pest Professionals at the weekend from a customer who said he had wasps buzzing around his chimney and coming into the house… in January.

At first we dismissed this. Worker wasps all die at the start of winter.

The last job of the queen is to produce new queens and drones. They mate, the drones die and the inseminated queens then hibernate and emerge in spring when there is enough flower nectar to give her the energy to start building a new nest and start her colony. So it couldn’t be wasps… it’s freezing out there.

Then he sent in these pictures… wasps alright.

On more investigation it turned out that the customer had started using his Aga, which vents out of the chimney.

The wasps are all queens, which have hibernated in the chimney and the warmth has fooled them into thinking it’s spring already. They will all die in the cold… but a mystery solved!!!

For our specialist wasp eradication service for business see https://www.guardianwaspmanagement.co.uk/services/integrated-wasp-management/

Speak to a Qualified Pest Control Expert

Free, no-obligation phone consultations

Fully qualified, experienced & insured

FREE QUOTES PROVIDED FOR ALL PEST JOBS

Rapid response UK-WIDE NETWORK

Residential + business contract work

no job too large or too small

TrustPilot Rated
Bed Bug Pest Control Specialists
British Pest Control Association Member
Domestic Pest Control
Commercial Pest Control
icon-twitterg icon-facebookg

Pest Professionals is a brand & trading name of Cimex Lectularius Ltd. Other brands include:

www.cimexine.com | www.sleep-a-sured.com | www.guardianwaspmanagement.co.uk | www.heritagetimbercare.com | www.britishbirdcontrol.co.uk

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy

Site Design & SEO by Qi
Looking for Pest Advice or Services? We'll be happy to CALL YOU BACK...