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Signs of Wasps

Wasps in Scotland can be found in a variety of domestic environment

You may come across signs such as:

  • Wasps entering and exiting premises
  • Nests in cavity walls, flowerbeds, hedges, behind structural cladding and commonly in loft spaces

How they arrive and where do they live?

Wasps have a larger queen (20mm) that is similar in appearance to the workers.   The queen will hibernate over winter and emerge around mid April.   The queen is already fertilised from the previous year and will start searching for a suitable nest site for her colony to start. Once a suitable site is located the queen will build her first nest called a “cell”.   This cell is about golf ball sized and within this she will lay her first brood.   Once this brood hatches they will carry on making a larger nest that can contain up to 5000 individuals at any time. The nest is made of a substance similar to paper that the wasps create from dried timber and chewed bark that is mixed with saliva.

Wasps can be found throughout the whole of the UK both in urban and rural areas.

Eliminate Limited has eradicated wasps in lots of different properties, both commercial and domestic, throughout Scotland.


Eliminate have eradicated wasps in many different types of environment.

Our Technicians are highly skilled in treating nests, having both the experience and training needed to control these stinging insects.

Insect screening will go a long way to help with issues in commercial premises and there are also wasp traps available that will attract wasps away from beer gardens and other hot spots.

Species Identification

Wasps are large (10- 15mm) buzzing winged insects, yellow and black in colouration with a “wasp waist”.  They lack the fuzzy appearance of bees and nest in large colonies capable of producing up to 30,000 wasps per year.   Wasps carry a powerful sting that they use when they are upset or agitated.

Our Technicians are highly trained to RSPH level 2 as a minimum.  We are constantly striving to become the best in our field of expertise keeping up-to-date with all current training and legislation. We specialize in many areas of pest control, having unique insight into how certain species will react to a set of circumstances. This means that we can often find an alternative method to eliminate any pest problems on your premises.

Our team of Technicians will always get back to you within 24 hours. We understand the distress pests can cause as well as the financial damage they can cause on business premises. We will do our utmost to keep this to a minimum.

Eliminate strive for the highest standards of health and safety and as such is a safe contractor. We have our own Health and Safety policy and are CHAS certified.

A full risk assessment will be carried out on your premises before we begin any work.  The Risk Assessment and Method Statement will be provided with a copy of Insurance, relevant Training Certificates and a COSHH Report before treatments or proofing start on site.


Fast, friendly, professional and efficient! Wasps were gone from our loft in a couple of days. Distance no object (all the way to Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire). Fully recommend Ian and his team.

Debbie Cheyne

We had a problem with a squirrel trying to take over a stable block. Called Eliminate who provided a great service – turned up on time, no fuss and got the job done.

Michelle Coyle

Fast, professional and none of the usual nonsense you seem to get so often from contractors. 150 year old house with a resident rodent issue quickly resolved – won’t hesitate to call back when I want the 17 wasps’ nests taken out of the loft.

Tony Knoble

I would highly recommend Ian at Eliminate he helped me get rid of some wasps causing me grief at home. Very helpful and easy to deal with.

Robert Kirk

Thanks for your services in getting rid of these pesky wasps. Your staff were very professional and polite at all times.They were there within an hour of me phoning you. Excellent service.

Graeme Fross