Wasp and Bee Nest Treatment and Removal Prices
Wasp and Bumble Bee Nest Treatment Costs
Prices vary from £40.00 to £50.00, depending on how easy the nest is to access and treat.
Ground and low level nests are generally the easiest to deal with, and usually incur the lower price. Whilst more difficult nests under roof tiles/slates, in loft spaces, behind high facias, in high soffit boxes will generally incur the higher charge.
Some times a job turns out to be easier than expected once I've arrived and seen the exact nest location and dismissed any likely problems that I thought I might encounter. A lower price may be offered in these circumstances.
I will always tell you the exact price of the treatment before any work commences.
Nests in extra tall or 3 storey buildings, chimneys and nests with poor access can incur extra costs depending on whether or not the nest can be treated successfully with standard telescopic application equipment and/or ladders.
Any previous DIY attempts that have failed in treating a nest may result in additional charges if the correct treatment process now takes longer to carry out, or is likely to require a follow up treatment as a direct result of the failed DIY treatment.
Typical DIY failures examples include:
Blocking up of original entrance points to a hidden nest.
Using "Amateur Use" insecticide products designed for use on a visible nest, on a hidden nest.
Prices for other Wasp, Bumble Bee and Honey Bee services
£35.00 --- Wasp and Bumble Bee nest removal (where possible) after a successful nest treatment, or sealing up of entrance holes below 3 meters after a successful nest treatment. (This is an extra cost in addition to the treatment price and is done at a second visit) Old empty nests from previous years can also be removed, same price.
£40.00 --- Bumble Bee colony re-homing, where possible and subject to availability of new nest locations. (There are limitations as to what is actually possible when it comes to collecting a bumble bee colony)
Honey Bee Nest Treatments can be very complex, especially if the colony is well established and situated in a wall cavity or chimney. Prices for a straight forward Honey Bee nest treatment and sealing of the nest entrance afterwards start at £80.00.
If you want the honey combs to be removed from a cavity or chimney after a successful nest treatment, then many other trades people will be required eg, scaffolders, bricklayers, joiners etc. The total cost can work out expensive.
With all Honey Bee call outs, the first course of action is to determine if the bee colony can be safely removed and rehomed with local bee keepers. Once this option has been explored and found not possible, only then will a treatment be offered.
The prices above are for all areas within an approximate 20 miles travelling radius of Preston.
Wasp nests and bee colonies requiring treatment further than 20 miles will incur a travel surcharge of £1.00 per mile for mileage incurred over and above 20 miles. For example: you live 30 miles from PR1, you will have an additional charge of £20.00. That is another 10 miles out and 10 miles back @ £1.00 per mile. Total 20miles @ £1.00 = £20.00.
Any additional nests found and treated at the same time are charged at £10.00 each. I have attended properties with up to 4 active wasp nests and some properties have had both wasp and bumble bee nests.
Please ensure that payment can be made at the time of the nest treatment or removal.
A re-treatment (Call Back) for a nest that is still active a few days after the initial treatment is Free. This can happen occasionally where the nest cannot be seen and there may be many entrance holes and flight lines being used by the wasps/bees to the actual nest. If the insects decide to stop using the routes I have treated then no insecticide will be carried back into the nest.
I do not offer any services for Cluster Flies, Hover Flies or any of the Solitary Bees. Many people confuse these insects with wasps, honey or bumble bees
If you are unsure what species you have, please try to give me as much information as regards colour, size, numbers and where you think the nest might be.
A photo ID of wasps and bees can be viewed below, click on photo to open the album