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A wasp infestation can cause panic and distress in households. Removing a wasp nest should be done as quickly as possible. However, it is a dangerous task, so it's essential to ask a professional to remove the wasps from your loft or roof. 

How much does it cost to remove wasp nests? You can expect to pay £50 to £100 for wasp nest removal in the UK. This estimate is the base cost only for one wasp nest. Sometimes, multiple nests in one household will increase the total cost. If you've got some pesky wasps in your home and want to know how much it costs to exterminate them, read on.

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Wasp nest removal price list

Your location affects the cost of removing a wasp nest. The cost of labour is higher in urbanised areas like London. However, hiring a professional in rural places might also cost extra, especially if your residence is hard to reach.

Here's a summary of the cost of removing wasp nests:

Type of Fee

Average Cost

Base cost (first nest)

£50 to £100

Additional nest 

£15 to £25

Insecticide/treatment (optional)

£6 to £10

Call-out fee

£20 to £30

Factors affecting wasp removal prices

Here are some of the things that determine the cost of wasp nest removal in the UK:

Infestation type

You can find three common species of wasps in the UK: German wasps, red paper wasps, and European hornets. The infestation type affects nest size, location, and longevity. German wasps generally build nests underground that can last through winter, while red paper nests are huge.

Nest size

It is worrisome to have hornet nests in your household. As time goes by, the nest will become bigger. So removing it promptly is imperative. The bigger the hive becomes, the more difficult it will be for a professional to remove it.

Nest accessibility

People commonly think that wasps infest nearby backyard trees or house awnings. While this might be true, it's not usually the case. Nest accessibility plays a factor in the cost of removal. You have to spend more if the nest is inside delicate places, like attics, walls, or floors. Repairing these structures will cost extra on top of the base price.

Reasons to consult pest control experts

You might be tempted to DIY the removal process, but it's risky. Pest control measures are tricky, so you should leave them to professionals for the best results. You should only perform wasp extermination yourself if you know what you're doing. Even then, it's highly recommended to hire someone else because:

  1. A wasp sting is not only painful; it can also cause anaphylactic shock, which will send you to the ER.
  2. Experts know the type of infestation and its corresponding solution and have the appropriate equipment to reduce the risk of getting stung.
  3. Qualified experts are registered and trained under the British Pest Control Association and National Pest Technicians Association, which adds to their credibility as exterminators. They can remove wasps and their nests from homes without compromising anyone's safety.
  4. Exterminators use spray treatments at entry points and recommend precautionary measures to prevent another infestation.
See also: Pest Control Cost Guide

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  • Get multiple quotes to get the most reasonable offer.
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  • Agree on a fixed rate and additional charges for the time it takes to accomplish the task.
  • Check if they offer a warranty. And if they do, clarify its validity. 
  • Ask questions to avoid hidden costs, like VAT and refunds.

Afterwards, wait for Airtasker to process your pest removal request. Hiring a Tasker for wasp removal services is easy! Soon enough, you can say farewell to all those ominous buzzing noises and restore the safety of your home.

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As soon as you notice or discover a nest in your vicinity, especially in a high-traffic area, immediately ask someone to remove it. It’s best to call an experienced professional as early as possible to avoid complications, like cutting open the floor or walls.

It typically takes around four hours for the treatment to take effect. However, bigger nests might require more time since they house more wasps.

It’s always advisable to request follow-up visits so that Taskers can regularly check your household. If you want to be proactive, you can buy a fake wasp nest and hang it outside. It will deter wasps from building a home in your household.

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