The average nest holds between 3000 – 7000 wasps in the peak of summer. Luckily at 1500 wasps, the nest hadn’t yet reached capacity but we still deemed it as severe. The client had already been stung which was bad enough, but we knew that wasps would be returning from hunting to a nest that was no longer there to feed the grubs.
We had a Technician in the vicinity and within 20 minutes he’d been able to get to the client and treat the nest with a fast acting insecticide. Once the threat from the nest had been neutralised, we had to deal with the return of the hunter wasps. We quickly set up a wasp trap to attract the returning wasps before surveying the inside of the garage to make sure that there were no parts of the nest still attached to the ceiling.
Happy that everything had been taken care of and to prevent the same thing happening again, we agreed to call back in the Spring to install a wasp trap.