Are you plagued by annoying wasps, and have one or more wasp nests on your property? Then you have come to the right place.
At Absolut Skadedyrsservice A/S, we are the authorised professionals, and have been removing and destroying wasp nests using safe, professional methods since 1985.
We offer quick and effective service, and carry out wasp control in Herlev, Copenhagen and other areas for both private individuals and businesses – and we can handle your wasp problem, too. We are just a call away.
On this page, you can read more about wasp control, removal of wasp nests and how we can help you with this.
5 quick questions about wasps and wasps nest’s
Wasps are not active during the night. After all the wasps have returned to the nest during the evening, the nest can then be removed.
Wasps eat “fast” carbohydrates – anything they can find that contains sugar. They also hunt down and eat other insects, or feed on proteins they can scavenge from carrion.
Only the queen wasp survives the whole winter; and that is providing she finds a frost-free place to overwinter.
Wasps, and especially the European hornet, eat cabbage white caterpillars and larvae from garden chafers (various types of beetles).
No occurrence of the Asian hornet has been registered yet. As of yet, the most northerly point it has been seen in Europe is Hamburg, about 140 km from the Danish border.
What is a wasp?
A wasp is a flying insect that most people have met at one point or another during the Danish summer months. In Denmark, we have seven different species of wasps that all resemble each other with their characteristic body shape and black and yellow stripes. A wasp community consists of a queen, males and workers (females with undeveloped genital organs).
In Denmark, a wasp lives for about a year – they die every autumn. It is only the fertilised queens from each nest that survive through the following winter. Every spring, they start again from scratch. They build new nests, lay their eggs and take care of their young. Thus, new wasp nests are built every year. However, a wasp queen may also choose to occupy an old wasp nest, which is why it is extremely important to remove them from the house and its surroundings. We will go into more detail on this further on in the text.
What is a wasp nest and where do you typically see them?
All wasps built a nest that they live in. This is called a wasp nest. A wasp nest is usually spherical and built from a material that closely resembles paper. This is because it is built of wood fibre that the wasp has gnawed off and mixed with its saliva. The location of a wasp nest usually depends on the species that built it. Where some species prefer holes in the ground, others prefer to build their nests in bushes, trees, under roofs or in attics. The size of a wasp nest can vary a great deal, and can contain everything from a couple of hundred to many thousands of wasps in one single nest.
Why is it important to remove a wasp nest?
If you discover a wasp nest on your grounds or near your home, we strongly recommend that you have it removed. Wasps can be extremely aggressive and many people are stung every year. A wasp sting can be very painful and the wasp´s venom is actually similar to snake venom. Fortunately, it is rarely dangerous because the venom occurs in such small doses. When people react violently or become very ill as the result of a wasp sting, it is usually because they are allergic to the venom or because they have been stung around their mouths or necks where swollen mucous membranes can hinder respiration.
If you have children playing in your garden during summer, you should definitely remove a wasp nest. A sting on a child’s face can have serious consequences and, of course, children can´t be expected to know that they shouldn´t wave their arms and legs around when a wasp is near. A swarm of wasps can be a real nuisance and can quickly ruin what should have been a lovely summer´s day on the terrace.
Can you remove a wasp nest yourself?
There are some things you can attempt yourself if you want to remove a wasp nest. First of all, find the location of the wasp nest by following the wasps. After this, attempt to get rid of them using an insecticide that is specifically designed to kill wasps. Do this at night, when the wasps are settled and quiet. Some people also try using a wasp trap; however, this rarely works.
Hanging wasp nests can usually be sprayed with poison from underneath, directly into the entrance to the nest, whereas a hidden nest is a lot harder to tackle. However, it is important that you do not try to close the seal off the entrance, since this will make the wasps aggressive, and they will always find another way out. Even though it can be tempting to try and tackle your wasp problem yourself, we wouldn´t recommend it, as things can go very badly wrong.
What does it cost to have a wasp nest removed?
The price of having a wasp nest removed depends on the size of the nest and the number of wasps in the nest. In addition, it depends on how difficult it is to reach and remove. If it is in the ground, for example, they are often harder to remove than if they are up in a tree or on the side of a building. We have even seen instances where it has been necessary to remove entire walls in order to remove a wasp nest in the building.
But whatever the price, it will be a modest amount compared to the risks you take, if you try to remove a wasp nest on your own. If you would like a more exact price quotation on wasp removal, you are welcome to call us on +45 44 84 43 47.
Worth knowing about removal of wasp nests and wasp control
At Absolut Skadedyr, we strongly recommend that you do not try to remove a wasp nest on your own. Especially not, if it contains a lot of wasps. If you do decide to tackle wasp control on your own anyway, you are always welcome to call us for advice.
We would rather give you our best advice on how to get rid of wasp nests and their occupants, than hear about your failed attempts. This can go wrong so quickly.
Here are some of the things worth knowing about wasps and wasp nests
• Wasps and bees are not the same insect. Bees are very calm, whereas wasps can be very aggressive
• A wasp nest can contain thousands of wasps
• Never close off the entrance to a wasp nest, as this will make the wasps aggressive
• Wasps become more aggressive if you panic or run around waving your arms. If wasps start to follow you, try to remain calm
• Bees lose their sting after stinging, but wasps do not. Therefore, they can sting multiple times
• Worst case scenario, a wasp sting can be fatal to a human being
• Wasps and wasp nests should be removed by professionals to avoid dangerous situations.
Professional assistance and safe wasp control at Absolut Skadedyr
If you want to make sure that your wasp control is handled correctly, contact us at Absolut Skadedyr. We are state-authorised to remove wasp nests and have many years of experience in removing wasp nests and other pests.
We are happy to help private persons as well as businesses. If you need wasp control, advice or would like to hear about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our employees are waiting to help you and can be reached at +45 44 84 43 47.
Contact us for a non-binding quotation, or even just to discuss what to do about your pests.