Pest Problems

A Wasp Nest Removal Cost Guide

Summer is a great time to enjoy the warm weather, however, it’s also when wasps are most active. These colourful insects can become quite a nuisance if they build a nest on your property, don’t ignore the problem.

If you,

  • Just found out you have a wasp infestation;
  • Have already tried some DIY wasp removal methods to no avail;
  • Have decided you need professional pest controllers and are now comparing prices;

Then read along and you will learn the factors that affect the wasp nest removal prices, and what you should consider before making any decisions.

Do wasp nests need to be removed?

The straight answer to the question “do wasp nests need to be removed?” is “it depends”, but you will often hear “only if it poses a threat”. The most important reason why you’d want to remove an active wasp nest is safety, as you have already guessed.

Wasps are known for their aggressiveness and willingness to attack if they feel threatened. Children and pets are especially vulnerable to pests if they happen to be playing close to the hive. Wasp venom contains a variety of chemicals that can cause hypersensitive reactions, such as mild skin irritation and even severe anaphylactic shock.

The wasp hive can become quite large, and even cause structural damage if it’s in your home. Damage to insulation is another reason why you should never leave an active nest in your loft or anywhere in the house. An active wasp hive can also attract other pests which feed on its larvae and eggs.

Although the nest is only used for 3 to 4 months, basically the entire summer, it should still be removed because it might attract other insects, such as beetles and moths. Mind you, wasps do not reuse old nests or overwinter in them. Instead, the queen seeks a warm and sheltered place, such as a tree hollow, to hibernate during the winter months.

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Can you remove a wasp nest yourself?

When you deal with an active wasp nest, know that DIY wasp removal techniques can be dangerous since wasps become hostile and territorial when their nest is disrupted. In fact, if you try to destroy a nest before the wasp colony has been eradicated you risk your safety and will likely not get sufficient results.

Aside from the risk of being stung, utilising do-it-yourself methods may result in unsuccessful wasp management because many household products are not developed to deal with kill-off wasps. As a result, the pests may reappear in the same location, or the infestation may move to other sections of your property.

What’s more, you need to know the different types of wasps to choose the right product against them. There is also the fact that wasp hives can spring up in difficult-to-reach places such as the roof, gutters, lofts, chimneys, and walls, and accessing them securely and effectively might be difficult for the unskilled person.

On the other hand, using a professional wasp controller has its fair share of benefits.

  1. Professional equipment: wasp control specialists have the proper insecticides and safety gear to deal with infestations of any scale.
  2. Expertise: the professionals know how to use their equipment to safely remove a wasp nest, with minimum risk of being stung.
  3. Efficiency: A professional will be able to quickly identify the type of wasp and the size and location of the nest, and will then use the appropriate treatment methods to effectively remove the infestation.

How much does it cost to have wasps removed in the UK?

On average, wasp nest removal prices can range from £50 to £100. But the average wasp nest removal cost for the UK market can vary greatly based on your location, size of the nest and the complexity of the removal process.

So, it’s important to keep in mind that these prices are only estimates. The actual cost of wasp nest removal may be higher or, in fact, lower depending on your particular situation.

If you’re looking for reliable and efficient wasp nest removal services in the UK, then check out Fantastic Services. Our wasp nest removal prices are very competitive, you can check them out by visiting our wasp control page. The team of experienced technicians we work with is dedicated to providing safe and effective wasp control solutions to help you get rid of a wasp infestation for good.

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What affects how much the wasps’ removal will cost?

You already know that different factors influence the wasp nest removal price, but let’s see why those factors are so important in the first place.

  • The size of the nest: Larger nests can be more difficult and time-consuming to remove, which can impact the overall cost of wasp control.
  • Type of wasp: Different types of wasps can require different treatment methods, and some species may be more difficult to remove than others.
  • Is the nest active or passive: it’s always more expensive to remove an active wasp nest because it requires the usage of chemicals, more effort and is more dangerous compared to an inactive one.
  • Accessibility of the nest: If the nest is located in a difficult-to-reach area, such as a high-up location or a tight space, the cost of wasp control will be higher.
  • Type of treatment: The cost of wasp control may depend on the type of treatment used, such as chemical sprays, baits, or physical removal.
  • Professional experience and expertise: The cost of wasp control may vary depending on the qualifications and experience of the professional providing the service.
  • Is it peak season: The best time of the year to remove a wasp nest is typically in the fall after the wasps have finished reproducing and the colony is starting to die off. However, the price will go up if you want them removed during another season.
  • Location: like with any service, the closer you are to the city centre, the higher the price. There’s just no getting around higher operating costs and higher demand.
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How will a professional handle a wasp nest removal?

Now, let’s look into more detail as to what you can expect from a professional pest control service. Here is how the Fantastic pest technicians normally operate when dealing with a wasp nest:

  • Inspection: the wasp exterminator will inspect the wasp nest and determine the type of wasp, size of the colony, and location of the nest. With this information, he will determine the best method of treatment.
  • Preparation: The wasp exterminator will next prepare the necessary tools and protective clothing, including a protective suit, gloves, and a face mask.
  • Treatment: The wasp controller will use different techniques to remove the nest, such as utilising a pesticide spray or manually removing the nest.
  • Prevention: The exterminator will give you some advice and suggestions on how to safeguard your property from future wasp infestations.

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How to prevent wasps from nesting on your property?

Once the threat to you and your family has been removed, you want to make sure it stays that way. So, there are a few things you can do:

  • Remove food sources: never leave your bins open, and always maintain the cleanliness of your home. Wasps are drawn to food, pleasant aromas or anything that’s a source of protein. That’s why you need to wipe up spills and food debris immediately, as well as keep your garbage cans well-covered.
  • Seal off potential entry points: if your home has begun to erode or you’ve noticed large cracks or crevices in the walls, then seal them up. These are the perfect places for common wasps to create a nest.
  • Fill holes in your garden: certain wasp breeds, such as yellow jackets, make their nests in the earth. That’s why you need to do a comprehensive assessment of your yard, whilst keeping an eye out for small holes or tunnels. As soon as you find them, fill them up with soil or sand and press down hard to prevent future invading pests. Also, trim back your vegetation as that also can be a place for building a hive.
  • Hang decoys or fake nests: Wasps are territorial and may avoid areas where they see other wasp nests or predators. You can buy fake wasp nests or create your own decoys to hang in areas where you want to deter wasps.


  • It’s not recommended to try and remove an active wasp nest on your own, especially without training and safety gear.
  • The average price for wasp nest removal in the UK market varies from £50 to £100 due to different factors.
  • After treatment, you need to follow a set of tips to make sure you won’t get infested again.

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