Bee and Wasp Nests
There are several common types of bees:
White Tailed Bumblebee
Contrary to popular belief, bees aren't protected and can be treated; however, they are endangered species so we would always recommend alternative methods of control before considering eradication.
They rarely present problems as pests, however feral swarms do set up home in undesirable places such as chimneys and wall cavities. The most common scenario in which you may become concerned is when they swarm.
Therefore, wherever possible, we will not disturb bee nests, leaving them to thrive, as they are major pollinators of all our plants and crops.
Alternatively, we will always work closely with local bee keepers and associations about relocating swarms.
Please note: if on call out the infestation turns out to be either masonry bees or honey bees then no treatment will be carried out but a call out fee will be incurred. Theses insects are highly endangered and are valuable to our ecology.
Wasps generally start building their nests from mid June until late November.
Nests are commonly found hanging from trees, in bird boxes, in airbricks and in attic spaces. If you see large numbers of wasps entering a hole in a building then this would suggest an increased chance of a nest.
Like bees, wasps are major pollinators of all our plants and crops and here at C2C we will always consider all options available rather than their immediate eradication.
During the month of October through to early December, wasps are more aggressive with stings more common during this period.