Manchester City Council

Environmental problems Identify the pest


Actual Size 30mm

General information
Wasps can be a nuisance during warmer weather, particularly late summer. And are not regarded as being aggressive. They have a potent sting and can attack in large numbers if disturbed or threatened, if they do sting humans or animals, it's usually due to the fact they have been disturbed in some way. If stung the sting left in situ is irritating and in some cases will cause medical issues.

If you are experiencing high numbers of wasps in your home or garden it is likely that there is a nest nearby. If the location of a nest is likely to put people at risk, then it should be treated immediately by a professional pest controller.

Product information:
All the insecticides we use are biodegradable and are of very low toxicity to animals and people

Treatment of Wasps:
We will dust the nest or entry point using an insecticidal dust. The treatment is very quick and very effective. After the treatment there will be a significant amount of activity around the nest for three to four hours. The wasps should be completely eradicated within 48 hours. If the nest is active after this time. A revisit can be arranged.

Once the wasps have been eradicated the nest will not be used again. We do not remove the nest as it is made up of paper pulp and will not cause any damage.

Safety Information:
Keep children and pets away from the insecticide and the treated area(s) and do not allow the insecticide to come into contact with the mouth. If there is contamination or suspected poisoning, follow these instructions:

  • Clothing or soft materials should be cleaned following the manufacturer's instructions;
  • Polished and non-absorbent surfaces should be cleaned as normal;
  • If the insecticide comes into contact with plants, it should not damage them as it is completely biodegradable. If there is contact with edible plants, they should not be eaten;
  • If the insecticidal dust is eaten or gets into the mouth. Wash out the mouth of the affected person with water and keep them still. Do not try to induce vomiting. Get immediate medical advice;
  • If the insecticidal dust is inhaled, move to fresh air and obtain medical advice;
  • Skin contaminated with insecticidal dust should be rinsed with soap and water;
  • If the insecticidal dust gets into eyes, rinse with clean running water for 15 minutes and obtain medical advice; or
  • If the insecticidal dust is eaten or affects domestic animals, obtain veterinary advice.

If you have a problem with wasps, we can help.

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