Removing wasp nests: means & costs
Wanting to remove wasp nests yourself as soon as you have discovered them is understandable. Nevertheless, the fear and the spontaneous urge to remove wasp nests on your own should be resisted. Another reason for wanting to lend a hand is the reluctance of those affected to face the costs that exterminators incur for removing wasp nests.
Please note: The unauthorized removal of wasp nests is generally not permitted. Wasp nests are under general conservation. According to Section 39, Paragraph 1, Number 1 of the BNatSchG, it is forbidden to deliberately disturb wasps or catch, injure or kill wasps for no good reason. In some cases, the removal even constitutes a violation of species protection if the wasps are particularly rare.
In exceptional cases, e.g. in the case of allergy sufferers or a threat to small children or animals, removing a wasp’s nest is permitted. Accordingly, professional relocation or, if this is not possible, the killing of the animals is allowed. Whether this is the case must be clarified by a specialist (e.g. the AAA Termites and Pest Control pest experts). So call us free of charge: Tel. +330 723-2515
Remove wasp nests: remedies against wasps such as wasp spray & Co.
Several resources are available in hardware stores intended to enable laypeople to remove wasp nests on their own. Agents against wasps such as wasp foam or wasp spray, which should be used as a high-pressure spray even from several meters away from the wasp’s nest, only spray a meter-wide scattering of poisonous cloud, which kills wasps that are flying around, but makes the unreached rest of the wasp state highly aggressive and those that breed in the cocoon Wasp larvae not reached at all.
In addition, the dubious tip is spread in relevant forums to close the entry and exit holes of wasp nests with PU or construction foam. The problem: The wasps eat their way through the hardened foam quickly and even use it to build nests.
The attempt to drown the nest with a water hose will fail just as miserably as the adventurous attempt to burn the wasp’s nest with the help of alcohol, kerosene or gasoline. Such daring actions lead straight to the hospital and the search for a new home but do not lead to the desired removal of the wasp nests. Fuming wasps also does not lead to the desired success – in addition to the ineffectiveness of such products, they are illegal and are punished with high fines. Another problem is the often inadequate accessibility of the wasp nests, which some of those affected try to bridge with a sometimes adventurous ladder or climbing structures (risk of accident!).
- Conclusion: Never remove wasp nests on your own, do without remedies such as wasp foam etc. and leave the issue of wasp nest control to the professional!
Removing Wasp Nests: The Cost of Removal
Having a wasp’s nest professionally removed by an exterminator costs money. Exactly how high the costs depend on various factors:
- Urgency: Wasp emergency services are comparatively more expensive. If the exterminator has to go out on the same day to remove the wasp’s nest, the costs are, of course, higher because the service staff’s deployment planning has to be adjusted.
- Location: Many exterminators are only geographically active locally. If they still receive inquiries about removing wasp nests from further outside, higher travel costs must be charged to be on the safe side from a commercial point of view. Rentokil maintains service areas throughout Germany and is therefore locally on-site everywhere – without travel costs.
- Accessibility: How excellent or lousy wasp nests are to be removed above all on the accessibility or the nest’s location to apply the wasp remedies exactly. The costs are therefore also based on the height and accessibility of the wasp nests. If ladders are no longer sufficient and, for example, lifting platforms or other aids are required, the costs of the removal increase.