Summer's sting in the tail

Summer’s approaching and this signals the arrival of a regular visitor – the wasp.

If you see wasps regularly flying in and out of the same spot, it is likely you have a nest. Treating a nest can be dangerous if you’re not fully protected and experienced.

Last summer we dealt with over 330 reports of wasp nests in West Oxfordshire.

These nests can get very big, sometimes over a metre wide and holding thousands of wasps – who are very protective of their home!

We offer pest control services at competitive rates and can help with a whole range of problems, from insects to rats and mice.

Our contractors have heavy duty protective clothing, specialised equipment and the most effective insecticides. Treating a wasps nest costs £57.71 and this can be booked by calling our customer services team on 01993 861000.

For more information see our pest control webpage.

What to do if you’ve been stung

There are many sprays and creams available to ease the pain if you are unfortunate enough to get stung but the best course of action is to place an icepack over area. The venom is acidic and the ice will help cool the reaction to the skin tissue.

Most people are not allergic to wasp or bee stings, they just hurt. But a lesser known fact is that wasps can spread disease in a similar way to flies. If you are stung and start to feel unwell, then you should seek medical attention.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB